Moon Carbon

8 May 2020

Robert sent a link to this story but see www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8296741/ ... carbon emissions detected on the moon. Does this bring into question the mainstream number one theory on the origin of the moon, a collision between the earth and a wandering planet? Japanese spacecraft data found traces of carbon and volatile water in lunar gases. The moon is actually emitting carbon ions. The problem here is that if a collision had occurred the carbon would have been vapourised by the high temperatures generated during the impact. The discovery indicates carbon has been present ever since the moon was formed. The carbon emissions were distributed all over the surface of the moon - so not something to hide behind some sleight of hand reckoning. The carbon was already embedded in the moon from the moment of its birth. What else will the Lunar Orbiter turn Up?

Seems it is back to the drawing board for the formation of the moon. See also https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba1050