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Fifty years ago three theories competed to explain the moon’s origin. Settling this dispute was a major reason for the Apollo program. Lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts appeared to rule out all three theories. In the post-Apollo world, scientists developed the giant impact hypothesis as a sort of hybrid of the three older models.
Sometime in its past, the earth’s moon was pounded with thousands upon thousands of meteors. Perhaps an asteoroid bombardment helped initiate the Flood, and the stream of destructive meteroids pelted the moon at the same time, as they flew through the solar system.
The greatest problem that Newton tackled was the reason the moon orbited the earth each month. In solving that problem, Newton developed his theory of gravity. If the earth didn’t have the moon, Newton might never have reached his amazing insight into the fundamental laws of God’s creation.
The first of four total lunar eclipses of 2014–2015 has come and gone, so this is a good time for a post-event discussion.
Sometime in its past, the earth’s moon was pounded with thousands upon thousands of meteors. Is it possible to reconstruct the sequence of these strikes?
In 2014 and 2015, a series of lunar and solar eclipses around the times of Passover and Sukkot are regarded by some as a fulfillment of prophecy regarding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
The rocks that Apollo astronauts brought back from the moon helped to demolish pet evolutionary ideas about the moon’s origin.
Was the moon formed separately from the earth, or were the two originally one body?
Does Genesis 1:15 say that the moon emits its own light as some skeptics claim?
Evolutionary astronomers have great trouble accounting for the origin of the moon. There have generally been three competing hypotheses, but they all have serious physical problems.
The cratering patterns observed on the moon were formed during two distinct impacting episodes.
One of the evidences for a young earth that creationists have been using now for more than two decades is the so-called ‘dust on the moon’ problem.
Because the presence of the moon over any part of the earth does not cause an immediate bulging response, this slight delay results in a continuous, slight, forward 'pull' on the moon.
Congratulations to Alex Williams in the Environmental Science Division of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
When rocks were brought back from the moon a substance called neptunium was discovered to be present in them.
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