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Re: Moving Moon Rocks - Smith

From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 10:36:50 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 13:29:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Moving Moon Rocks - Smith


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.miller4.nul>
>To: UFO Updates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 21:57:38 +0100 (BST)
>Subject: Moving Moon Rocks

>In relation to the discussion about rocks on the moon appearing
>to move or to be artifically moved, check out this site:

>http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues99/jul99/rocks.html
 Thanks for the link. I tend to think it is some different
cause.

Regarding this phenomena of moving boulders and their tracks
which seem to be part of the myth of alien presence on the Moon
(alien machines, etc), I got a copy of the paper "Boulder Tracks
and Nature of Lunar Soil" 1973.

It states:

"Most of the tracks appeared to originate on a relatively steep
crater or rille slope. Three boulder tracks in Handely rille
seemed to orginate at a layer of rock outcrop. Although the
cause of rolling is not known in every case, possible causes
are:

1) Continuous phenomena: Instability and rolling may be cause by
general gravity-induced, downslope transportation of material,
the buildup of fillets above a boulder or the erosion of support
under a boulder resting on a slope. Cyclic thermal expansion and
contraction of rock and micrometeorite impact may also loosen
rock from its parent outcrop, shape a rounded boulder from an
angular block and cause rolling.

2) Erratic phenomena: Some tracks have orginated from blocks
thrown out of impact craters. Seismic events (moonquakes) and
impacts have undoubtedly also triggered the rolling of some
boulders."

These make sense to me!

Another interesting thing from the report was that 300 (!!!)
such tracks have been identified. (M.J. Grolier, 1968, Lunar
Block Tracks, in A Preliminary Geologic Evaluation of Areas,
Photographed by Lunar-Orbiter V Including an Apollo Landing
Analysis of One of the Areas.pg 143-154)




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