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Fraser
2006-Jun-28, 07:45 PM
Point your telescope at the Moon, and you might see features known as Lunar Swirls. These flat features look like cream just mixed into coffee; except it's pale moondust in swirling patterns atop darker terrain. Even stranger, these swirls have different magnetic fields than the surrounding terrain. What causes them? One theory is that the magnetic field protects the lunar soil from being darkened by solar radiation, creating an unusual dark and light pattern.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/28/strange-lunar-swirls/)

ToSeek
2006-Jun-28, 08:55 PM
Already being discussed here. (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=43442)

iantresman
2006-Jun-29, 12:08 AM
Well, on Earth, some terrestrial magnetic anomalies are caused by lightning strikes. See:


Lightning-induced magnetic anomalies on archaeological sites (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110546999/ABSTRACT)
INTERPRETATION OF THE MAGNETIC ANOMALIES OVER SOME PRECAMBRIAN DIKES (http://link.aip.org/link/?GPYSA7/30/783/1)
Lightning strikes and prehistoric ovens: Determining the source of magnetic anomalies using techniques of environmental magnetism (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110436498/ABSTRACT)
Remagnetization of rocks due to lightning (http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2004472)


Regards,
Ian Tresman

homo_cosmosicus
2006-Jun-29, 02:32 PM
Well, on Earth, some terrestrial magnetic anomalies are caused by lightning strikes. See:


What a nice piece of evidence for theory of Plasma/Electric Universe.

Even Lin, professor at Berkley University, mentiones plasma
as a possible source of strange Lunar swirls.

publiusr
2006-Jun-29, 10:26 PM
Well, on Earth, some terrestrial magnetic anomalies are caused by lightning strikes. See:


Lightning-induced magnetic anomalies on archaeological sites (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110546999/ABSTRACT)
INTERPRETATION OF THE MAGNETIC ANOMALIES OVER SOME PRECAMBRIAN DIKES (http://link.aip.org/link/?GPYSA7/30/783/1)
Lightning strikes and prehistoric ovens: Determining the source of magnetic anomalies using techniques of environmental magnetism (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110436498/ABSTRACT)
Remagnetization of rocks due to lightning (http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2004472)


Regards,
Ian Tresman


Hmmm....