Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mysterious Bodies


It may surprise you to know I watch a lot of shows about astronomy and space, especially if they are on a high definition channel. One show I watch a lot of is, Naked Science . The other night there was a show "Moon Mysteries" which brought up the fact that the Earth has 10 mysterious bodies orbiting the Earth (not including spy satellites and various weapons of mass destruction), 5 asteriods caught in the Earths gravitational field, 4 pieces of the Apollo 12 rocket, and the Moon. The Apollo 12 item caught my attention, I could see a piece of Apollo 13's service module up there but Apollo 12? Apparently a bolt of lightning struck the rocket in the upper atmosphere and while they were trying to figure out what happened and correct the problem they expended more fuel then they had planned on, therefore they didnt have enough fuel to send the 3rd. stage into solar orbit and it got stuck in earths orbit. More information on the Apollo 12 mission can be found at, JFK Space Center . How was the Moon created? Is the Moon moving away from us? Did the moon have something to do with the way life evolved on Earth? all interesting topics that are brought up in this program. If your looking for more Moon oddities visit, Moon Mysteries. A couple of my favs are about alien bases on the far side, or the idea that the Germans landed on the moon in 1942. We are soooo lucky to have the moon as our partner in the solar system. It is such a beauty to behold. I have spent many hours at the eyepiece looking at mountain ranges and craters and belong to the "Lunar Transient Phenomena Research Program" A program where fellow observers report any unusual events that may transpire on the Moon. The Image above was taken from my backyard September 24th. 2004, The orange spot is not an alien base, (hello, far side) it is the Apollo 12 landing site.

7 comments:

Dave said...

hihihi, at first i also thought that orange spot is alien space ship.

zunnur said...

A lot of interesting stuffs in 'Moon Mysteries", enjoyed reading them.

Bob Johnson said...

Dave ,lol, and thanks zunnur for the compliment.

Mark said...

I am a geographer not an astronomer, but very interesting stuff, especially about the apollo.

steve said...

that's a fantastic photo and very interesting article. not my usual topic of interest, but excellent reading nonetheless...

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