During a full Moon, the Earth blows her a kiss of life.
Scientists have long wondered how the Moon’s surface came to contain oxygen traces. Japanese astrophysicist, Kentaro Terada, explained how the Earth has been “contaminating” the Moon. Until now scientists assumed it was from solar winds.
Japan launched the SELENE lunar orbiter called Kaguya in September 2007. SELENE stands for SELenological and ENgineering Explorer. The intention of the Japanese was to research the origin and evolution of the Moon. The spent a year and 8 months doing research, – what they discovered astounded them.
The orbiter sensors picked up high energy oxygen ions. This occurred when the Moon and Kaguya were simultaneously within the Earth’s plasma sheet. And also only during the 5 days that the Moon passed through the magnetosphere. This suggests that the Earth and Moon coexist and co-evolve in ways we have not understood before.
We are already aware of how the Moon effects the tides on Earth. It also is the reason our planet has a steady rotation. We now know the Moon it contains bio-generated oxygen from Earth. However, it is impossible for the Moon to create life.
This means that for billions of years the Earth has been bombarding the Moon with, essentially, our bio-waste. The surface of the Moon contains deep layers of the Earth’s history. It has been preserving this since the Earth began producing photosynthesis.
It was in April 2008 that Kaguya made its remarkable discovery. When the Moon passed through the plasma sheet, the orbiter would spend between 10 minutes to an hour a day there also. It became apparent that the Moon receives 26,000 oxygen ions per second during the 5-day window. This is despite it being approximately 240,000 miles from the Earth. It immediately ceases once the Moon exits the plasma sheet.
What is the Earth’s magnetosphere?
Around the Earth, and all astronomical objects, is a zone that surrounds it. It pulls in any object that enters it, that contain charged particles. The magnetosphere protects us from dangerous solar winds. It also prevents average sized space rocks from entering. Any that don’t burn up on impact will break down and disintegrate.
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