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Updated: 3 hours 15 minutes ago Print Text Size Print this page|EmailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on LifestreamLee Speigel ContributorAOL News Nov. 1 — Were all familiar with the phrase “the man in the moon,” the idea that the full moon looks like a human face. But what about this far-out notion: Could there be aliens on the moon watching humankind from a relatively close distance?Thats a meaty question that brings out emotional responses from anyone you ask.For decades, researchers have claimed that strange objects have been seen on or above the moon — things that shouldnt be there. From mysterious pyramid shapes to unusual moving lights to tall towerlike objects to geometrically oriented buildings and huge glasslike dome structures, stories and pictures abound claiming that Earths next-door neighbor is loaded with extraterrestrial artifacts.Getty ImagesAre there now or have there ever been aliens on the moon? The debate continues.”What NASA did not tell the American people is that it discovered the remains of an ancient lunar civilization, and to this day, that data and those artifacts have been withheld from the American people,” claims Richard C. Hoagland, founder of The Enterprise Mission, an extensive private space research analysis website.Hoagland, a former NASA consultant and curator of astronomy and space science at the Springfield Science Museum in Springfield, Mass., was also a consultant to CBS News during the Apollo moon missions. He has spent decades looking into what he asserts is the truth about the numerous unmanned spacecraft missions as well as the manned Apollo voyages to the moon 40 years ago.”The orbital photographs show us the scale of ancient ruins on the m

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Oct. 21, 2010:  Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists have revealed new data uncovered by NASA‘s Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO—and it’s more than just water.

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An artist’s concept of LCROSS approaching the moon in Oct. 2009. [more]

The missions found evidence that lunar soil within shadowy craters is rich in useful materials. Moreover, the moon appears to be chemically active and has a full-fledged water cycle. Scientists also confirmed that ‘moon water’ was in the form of mostly pure ice crystals in some places.

These results are featured in six papers published in the Oct. 22 issue of Science.

The twin impacts of LCROSS and a companion rocket stage in the moon’s Cabeus crater on Oct. 9, 2009, lifted a plume of material that might not have seen direct sunlight for billions of years. As the plume traveled nearly 10 miles above the crater’s rim, instruments aboard LCROSS and LRO made observations of the crater and debris and vapor clouds. After the impacts, grains of mostly pure water ice were lofted into the sunlight in the vacuum of space.

“Seeing mostly pure water ice grains in the plume means water ice was somehow delivered to the moon in the past, or chemical processes have been causing ice to accumulate in large quantities,” said Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center.

In addition to water, the plume contained “volatiles.” These are compounds that freeze in the cold lunar craters and vaporize easily when warmed by the sun. The suite of LCROSS and LRO instruments determined as much as 20 percent of the material kicked up by the LCROSS impact was volatiles, including methane, ammonia, hydrogen gas, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

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Above: A surface temperature map of the lunar south pole made by LRO’s Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment . The map contains several intensely cold impact craters that could trap water ice and other icy compounds commonly observed in comets. The approximate maximum temperatures at which these compounds would be frozen in place for more than a billion years are noted at right. [larger image]

“The diversity and abundance of volatiles in the plume suggest a variety of sources, like comets and asteroids, and an active water cycle within the lunar shadows,” says Colaprete.

The instruments also discovered relatively large amounts of light metals such as sodium, mercury and possibly even silver. Scientists believe the water and mix of volatiles that LCROSS and LRO detected could be the remnants of a comet impact. According to scientists, these volatile chemical by-products are also evidence of a cycle through which water ice reacts with lunar soil grains.

LRO’s Diviner instrument gathered data on water concentration and temperature measurements, and LRO’s Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector mapped the distribution of hydrogen. This combined data led the science team to conclude the water is not uniformly distributed within the shadowed cold traps, but rather is in pockets, which may also lie outside the shadowed regions.

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These experiments at the Ames Vertical Gun Range helped researchers understand the LCROSS impact. Solid impacts send debris to the side (left), whereas hollow impacts result in a high-angle ejecta plume (right). The primary LCROSS impact was an emptied rocket and acted like a hollow projectile. Image credit: Brown University/Peter H. Schultz and Brendan Hermalyn, NASA/Ames Vertical Gun Range. [larger image]

The proportion of volatiles to water in the lunar soil indicates a process called “cold grain chemistry” is taking place. Scientists also theorize this process could take as long as hundreds of thousands of years and may occur on other frigid, airless bodies such as asteroids; the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (including Europa and Enceladus); Mars’ moons; interstellar dust grains floating around other stars and the polar regions of Mercury.

“The observations by the suite of LRO and LCROSS instruments demonstrate the moon has a complex environment that experiences intriguing chemical processes,” said Richard Vondrak, LRO project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “This knowledge can open doors to new areas of research and exploration.”

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Click to view videos of the LCROSS/LRO results.

By understanding the processes and environments that determine where water ice will be, how water was delivered to the moon and its active water cycle, future mission planners might be better able to determine which locations will have easily-accessible water. The existence of mostly pure water ice could mean future human explorers won’t have to devise complicated processes to retrieve water out of the soil in order to use it for valuable life support resources. In addition, an abundant presence of hydrogen gas, ammonia and methane could be exploited to produce fuel.

“NASA has convincingly confirmed the presence of water ice and characterized its patchy distribution in permanently shadowed regions of the moon,” concludes Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This major undertaking is the one of many steps NASA has taken to better understand our solar system, its resources, and its origin, evolution, and future.”
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For more information about LCROSS and a complete list of the papers and their authors, visit: more information about the LRO mission, visit:

LCROSS launched with LRO aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 18, 2009, and used the Centaur upper stage rocket to create the debris plume. The research was funded by NASA’s Exploration Systems Missions Directorate at the agency’s headquarters. LCROSS was managed by Ames and built by Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif. LRO was built and is managed by Goddard.



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  • By Katia Moskvitch
    Science reporter, BBC News
    Scientists have been searching for water on the Moon for years

    Contrary to recent reports about water content in lunar rocks, the Moon may be quite dry, say scientists.

    A study by US researchers, published in Science, analysed chlorine isotopes of the much-studied samples, brought to Earth by the Apollo space missions.

    They added that there was no or very little hydrogen in the magma ocean during the Moon’s formation.

    And that would mean the Earth’s natural satellite may have always been too dry to host life.

    Zachary Sharp from the University of New Mexico led the study.

    Moon magma

    According to one of the theories of the Moon’s formation, a Mars-size object collided with the young Earth billions of years ago. As a result, our planet’s satellite was formed.

    It crystallised and cooled shortly thereafter, about 4.5 billion years ago.

    Before it cooled, there was a so-called magma ocean on the Moon’s surface – molten rocks, capable of retaining high quantities of water.

    "As the Earth has cooled and crystallised, there were gases from volcanoes coming to the surface and the steam from them has probably formed the majority of the oceans. Our oceans came from water dissolved in rocks," said Dr Sharp.
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    It was just unheard of, it was inexplicable. We went back, re-analysed things and checked that everything was ok”
    Zachary Sharp
    University of New Mexico

    "The same thing may have happened on the Moon, except that the Moon is too small; gravity is too weak to retain this water so it would have been lost to space."

    In their quest for water on our planet’s satellite, researchers have had to rely on the analysis of lunar rocks that US Apollo space missions brought to Earth in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    The main goal has always been to find hints that the rocks were hydrated when they cooled, said the scientist.

    Chlorine analysis

    Dr Sharp and his colleagues decided to analyse an extremely hydrophilic element of the Apollo samples – chlorine.

    It is a very sensitive indicator of hydrogen levels – and where there is hydrogen, there is water.

    "Chlorine loves water. And we wanted to see if the ratio of chlorine 37 to chlorine 35 was similar to Earth’s or not," he said.

    "We very absolutely shocked when we found that not only it’s not similar, but unlike the Earth where every sample is essentially the same, here we’re getting these enormous differences. They were so big that we thought at first that we had maybe some analytical errors, that we were doing something wrong."

    He explained that on Earth, the chlorine 37 to chlorine 35 ratio is pretty much constant – it varies only by about 0.1%.
    Scientists say that at first, there was a "magma ocean" on the Moon

    But the team found that on the Moon it was about 25 times that of the terrestrial chlorine isotope ratio.

    Dr Sharp said that if lunar rocks had initial hydrogen contents anywhere close to those of terrestrial rocks, the chlorine isotope ratios would not have so much scatter.

    "It was just unheard of, it was inexplicable. We went back, re-analysed things and checked that everything was OK.

    "We then came up with the idea that in order for this to happen, to have these huge variations, the [Moon] must have been dry when these basalts crystallised from magma. The lavas that must have poured out onto the surface had no water dissolved in them."
    Previous studies

    When geologists first studied the Apollo samples, they found no evidence of water and declared the Moon dry.
    The only way for scientists to look for water on the Moon is by analysing lunar rocks

    But over the last few years, researchers re-examined the rocks and suggested otherwise.

    Earlier in 2010, a US-led team led by Francis McCubbin looked at the mineral apatite in lunar samples and discovered that there was at least 100 times more water in the Moon’s minerals than previously believed.

    Dr Sharp said that he realised the results of his team’s research clashed with previous studies.

    A radar experiment aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar spacecraft also found thick deposits of water-ice near the Moon’s north pole. But these deposits probably came from comets that slammed into the Moon’s surface, said Dr Sharp.

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    ‘Rain of luminous beams’ appears in the sky of Xiamen Huandao Road – What’s On Xiamen.

    ‘Rain of luminous beams’ appears in the sky of Xiamen Huandao Road

    The singular sight lasted for nearly one hour. Photo: Southeast Express

    Dozens of vertical luminous beams appeared in the night sky of Xiamen about 11:30pm last Friday, reports Southeast Express.

    The singular sight, which lasted for nearly one hour, was first discovered by Mr. Wang’s friend, a resident in Huangcuo, near Xiamen’s famous Huandao Road.

    According to Mr. Wang, his friend first saw several luminous beams in the sky and then told them to go outside and take a look. They were stunned by the sight before their eyes.

    “At first, there were only five of them, hanging very low in the sky, but after a short while, the number increased to about 50, and they were higher and higher, just like a stave hanging in the sky,” Mr. Wang said.

    The Xiamen meteorological observatory said no such astronomical phenomenon was monitored by the observatory. “But it was not a meteor shower,” a staff member said.

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    Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020.

    Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020

    May 28, 2010 by Lisa Zyga


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    An illustration of Japan’s proposed robot moon base. Credit: JAXA.

    ( — Believing that a moon base is essential for exploration of the solar system, Japan has recently announced plans to send humanoid robots to the moon to construct a robot lunar base. As part of the $2.2 billion project, the robots will begin surveying the moon around 2015, and then build the unmanned base near the moon’s South Pole by 2020.

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    Fra.: Apfelmann
    "The Dark Night of the Soul" is the name given to that experience
    of spiritual desolation that all students of the Occult pass through
    at one time or another. It is sometimes charcterised by feelings that
    your occult studies or practises are not taken you anywhere, that the
    initial success that one is sometimes granted after a few months of
    occult working, has suddenly dried up. There comes a desire to give up
    on everything, to abandon exercises and meditation, as nothing seems
    to be working. St.John of the Cross. a christian mystic, said of this
    experience, that it; "…puts the sensory spiritual appetites to
    sleep, deadens them, and deprives them of the ability to find pleasure
    in anything. It binds the imagination, and impeeds it from doing
    any good discursive work. It makes the memory cease, the intellect
    become dark and unable to understand anything, and hence it causes
    the will to become arrid and constrained, and all the faculties empty
    and useless. And over this hangs a dense and burdensome cloud, which
    afflicts the soul, and keeps it withdrawn from the good."
    Though the beginner may view the onset of such an experience with
    alarm (I know I did), the "Dark Night" is not something bad or destructive.
    In one sense it may be seen as a trial, a test by which the
    Gods examine our resolve to continue with occult work, and if you are
    not completely whole-hearted about your magical studies, it is during
    this period (at its beginning) that you will give up. The Dark Night
    of the Soul should be welcomed, once recognized for what it is (I
    have always received an innate "warning" just before the onset of such
    a period), as a person might welcome an operation that will secure
    health and wellbeing. St.John of the Cross embraced the soul`s Dark
    Night as a Devine Appointment, calling it a period of "sheer grace"
    and adding;
    "O guiding Night,
    O Night more lovely than Dawn,
    O Night that has united the lover with his beloved
    Transforming the Lover in her Beloved."
    When entering the Dark Night one is overcome by a sense of
    spiritual dryness and depression. The notion, in some quarters, that
    all such experiences should be avoided, for a peaceful existence,
    shows up the superficiality of so much of contemporary living. The
    Dark Night is a way of bringing the Soul to stillness, so that deep
    psychic transformation may take place. All distractions must be set
    aside, and it is no good attempting to fight or channel the bursts of
    raw energy that from time to time may course through your being. This
    inner compulsion to set everything aside results in the outer depression,
    when nothing seems to excite.
    The only thing to do is obey your inner voice and become still,
    waiting for the inner transformation, (which the "Dark Night" heralds),
    to take place. You may not be aware for a very long time of the
    results of that inner change, but when the desire to work comes again
    and the depression lifts, the Dark Night has (for a moment) passed. No
    one can help during this time, and in many cases there is hardly
    anyone to turn for advice. One must disregard the well-meaning advice
    of family and friends to "snap out of it" this is no ordinary depression,
    but a deep spiritual experience which only those who have passed
    through themselves (in other words to a magical retreat) but for many,
    as the routines of everyday life prohibits this, all you can do is
    cultivate an inner solitude, a stillness and silence of heart, and
    wait, (like a chrysalis waits for the inner changes that will result
    in a butterfly) for the Transformation to work itself out. There are
    many such "Dark Nights" that the occult seeker must pass through
    during the mysterious process of mitigation. They are all trials but
    experience teaches one to cope more efficiently.
    With fractalic greetings and laughter * Fra.: Apfelmann *

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