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Posted: 12/25/2005 10:10:09 PM EDT
Like we didn't have enough of those things already.

link to story
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:47:27 PM EDT
Two monks in the twelfth or thirteenth century
saw a flash on the moon, but never publicly spoke about it
as they knew they would be burned at the stake
for such blasphemy.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:59:46 PM EDT
...and along that same subject line I remember seeing a news report just the other day that said that another ring had been discovered on Uranus. I don't know whether it is a crusty ring or not but there is another one for those who are interested in such things!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:05:35 PM EDT
cool...a new hole. golf anyone?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:16:03 PM EDT
It was just Alan Sheppard's golfball finally landing.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:19:16 PM EDT


Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Two monks in the twelfth or thirteenth century
saw a flash on the moon, but never publicly spoke about it
as they knew they would be burned at the stake
for such blasphemy.



Do you have any links? And why would they get burned at the stake?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:53:24 PM EDT
Link
Scroll down 4/5 of the page.

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(5) IMPACT RATE ON MOON: 815 LUNAR IMPACTS IN 3 YEARS INCLUDING
THREE REALLY BIG ONES

From: Peter Grego, Lunar Section Director, Society for Popular
Astronomy <PeterGrego@compuserve.com>

Dear Dr Peiser

In reply to, and to expand on impact matters lunar....

1. A 12th Century Minor Asteroid Impact on the Moon's far-side?

The supposed AD 1100 lunar impact mentioned by Simon Jeffery and David
Morrison I think refers to a remarkable event in AD 1178 chronicled by
Gervase, a 12th century monk whose chronicle is preserved in the library of
Trinity College, Cambridge. On 18 June (old calendar) in the year 1178, a
group of men at Canterbury in England were admiring the beautiful
four-day-old crescent Moon on that warm summer's evening, Gervase reports
them to have been startled by "a flaming torch" which suddenly appeared at
the lunar limb, "spewing out, over a considerable distance, fire, hot coals
and sparks." The Moon is said to have "writhed like a wounded snake" and
assumed a blackish appearance shortly after this unprecedented occurrence.

It is now thought by some that the 1178 event was caused by a sizeable
meteoritic impact upon the lunar surface. As such, it was the first of only
two major cosmic impacts to have been observed this millennium - the
other one happened in July 1994 with the impacts of comet
Shoemaker-Levy's fragmented nucleus in the atmosphere of Jupiter. It
is ironic that both the 1178 and 1994 events were situated just past the
limb of the impacted object, making it impossible to directly observe the
site of the impacts at the moment they occurred.

From the rough position of the "flaming torch" described in the chronicle,
Jack Hartung of New York University in the 1970s worked out that the impact
site lay at around 45 north and 90 east. Looking at photographs taken by
spacecraft in lunar orbit, the site became seemingly obvious - a bright,
fresh-looking 20 km diameter crater called Giordano Bruno, situated just
past the lunar limb (36 N, 103 E) and surrounded by a prominent system of
rays. Some of these rays actually extend past the mean limb around onto the
near-side, so they are theoretically visible through binoculars and
telescopes. Bruno and its rays may represent the newest major topographical
features on any body in the solar system which are likely to be permanent.

I have tried looking for Bruno's rays - binoculars are best suited to this
task. Indeed, on viewing with a good lunar libration and phase there is
some limb brightening on the northeast edge of the Moon, and some faint
streaks on the dark Mare Crisium that may actually represent the Bruno
ejecta system.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:55:28 PM EDT
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Or not. Lots of people are nuanced to listen to anything. Red ass, bule ass. Who has the more 'salient' donkey? Whaddafuck?\

I like liver.

and.....bewbies!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:00:21 AM EDT
There is a theory that the moon itself is a product of a large impact with the earth. Thank the Lord for our atmosphere or we would have been toast many times.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:33:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Two monks in the twelfth or thirteenth century
saw a flash on the moon, but never publicly spoke about it
as they knew they would be burned at the stake
for such blasphemy.



That's almost a haiku.

Two monks saw a flash on moon
They spoke no word of it
That would be a blasphemy
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:48:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Erectile Dysfunction Product discription? Lick me. Lick me...common and lick me!

Or not. Lots of people are nuanced to listen to anything. Red ass, bule ass. Who has the more 'salient' donkey? Whaddafuck?\

I like liver.

and.....bewbies!!!!!



Drink up!!





Try this instead....



Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:53:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Erectile Dysfunction Product discription? Lick me. Lick me...common and lick me!

Or not. Lots of people are nuanced to listen to anything. Red ass, bule ass. Who has the more 'salient' donkey? Whaddafuck?\

I like liver.

and.....bewbies!!!!!



Looks like pcsutton is all done drinking his Christmas present...............
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:15:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:32:00 AM EDT
It'll buff out.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:54:55 AM EDT
When are we going back to the moon?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:10:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
When are we going back to the moon?



2016?? I can't remember if it was on the Discovery or History channel but there are more NASA missions planned for the Moon and then Mars. It may have been 2018 for the Moon.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:49:18 AM EDT
They are already designing the spaceships for the return to the Moon. I want to go.

story and pics here
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:55:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:59:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
A lot of folks from the Democratic Underground are already on the Moon (& have been for some time).



Someone needs to cut off the net connection then...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:00:19 AM EDT
That was the impact from a round from a .50 cal rifle. Ban em! Ban em for the MOON!!!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:05:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 10:06:17 AM EDT by jkstexas2001]
A 12-mile wide crater on the moon caused by an asteroid impact less than a 1000 years ago ought to scare the crap out of you, frankly. The moon is not that far away. A 250 Megaton Nuclear bomb only causes a 1 mile wide crater.
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