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Scientists May Be Wrong About The Amount of Water In The Moon
counselheal.com ^ | counselheal.com | Kamal Nayan

Posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin

With the help of a self-developed computer model, a team of researchers forecasted how apatite would have crystalized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the Moon's history. The model proved that the abnormally hydrogen-rich apatite crystals seen in many Moon rock samples may not have developed within a water-rich environment as previously though.

"The mineral apatite is the most widely used method for estimating the amount of water in lunar rocks, but it cannot be trusted," said Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences in a statement. "Our new results show that there is not as much water in lunar magma as apatite would have us believe."

(Excerpt) Read more at counselheal.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: apatite; catastrophism; lunarorigin; moon

1 posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

But...but....but,but,but.....they’re SCIENTISTS! How could they be wrong?


2 posted on 04/02/2014 7:20:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Exactly.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 7:20:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Exactly... How much of “science” (greek: Knowledge), historically, has been proven wrong?

I have to laugh at those who claim to know what the “best science” is, considering.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yeah. How could they be wrong? Wasn’t there a general consensus?


5 posted on 04/02/2014 7:24:59 AM PDT by rey
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To: BenLurkin

To paraphrase another FReeper (I wish I could remember who so that I could give all due credit): If it wasn’t for science being wrong all the time, there would be no science.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 7:27:06 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BenLurkin
I prefer scientists who admit they're wrong over politicians who refuse to do so.

7 posted on 04/02/2014 7:46:39 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rey

See, scientists use these computer models. They use computers because computers don’t make mistakes, they are perfect. So these models can’t be wrong. About anything. Ever.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: BenLurkin

Unlike climate “science”
- nobody is equating these scientists with Naziism
- no one is calling for “dry rockers” to be thrown in prison
- there are no ‘D-’ divinity school graduates making crappy movies and a half-billion dollars in speaking fees promoting wet moon rocks

This is just a refinement in the theory. Sound like science, the way science should be.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by kidd
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To: BenLurkin

Who knows..conditions could be different

on The Dark Side of the Moon.

Could kinda put a crimp in colonizing

the moon if true.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 8:16:48 AM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: BenLurkin

Oh hell, I just lost my apatite for going to the Moon.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BitWielder1

most of the time they have to be dragged kicking and screaming by other scientists. evolutionists, a bastion of atheists, haven’t admitted anything. despite the exposed hoaxes, that so many of them wrote papers and books on, and made careers from.

global warming? they’ve refused to give that lie uip despite the emails detailing deliberate data tampering to support hypotheses, and a conspiracy to destroy any scientist or other person who spoke against global warming or exposed their lying scheme.

they are just like anyone else wo is liberal and has an agenda they want to push by any means necessary.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 8:48:50 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: saganite

Kudos!


13 posted on 04/02/2014 9:10:26 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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from the UCLA source, rather than that push-content riddled site:

Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/misleading-mineral-may-have-caused-271755.aspx

[snip] Boyce and his colleagues created a computer model to accurately predict how apatite would have crystallized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the moon’s history. Their simulations revealed that the unusually hydrogen-rich apatite crystals observed in many lunar rock samples may not have formed within a water-rich environment, as was originally expected. [/snip]


14 posted on 04/02/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: kidd

great post


15 posted on 04/02/2014 9:12:02 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks BenLurkin. The Moon still hasn't lost its apatite. /rimshot!

16 posted on 04/02/2014 9:12:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: BitWielder1

Politicians or anyone else for that matter.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Harold Shea

The Moon is only three days away, so besides recycled urine, this wouldn’t be an impediment to lunar settlements.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 9:15:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: kidd; Hegewisch Dupa

Well put.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 9:16:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: BenLurkin

20 posted on 04/02/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: saganite
Oh hell, I just lost my apatite for going to the Moon.

**snicker**

21 posted on 04/02/2014 9:35:00 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SunkenCiv

Seems to me that for half the synodic period (avg ~ 29.5 days) one could store heat in some medium, and for the other half, store “cold” in some medium, and then use those media to run a heat exchange engine, with the temperature difference between lunar day and night averaging around 500 degrees F.

Carnot and Sterling on the moon. Next on Oprah.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 9:59:46 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

Good idea. Lots of options. I don’t think energy supply will be much a problem.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: BenLurkin

Computer models.... instead of experiments and measurements... GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)


24 posted on 04/02/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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25 posted on 04/02/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: saganite

Not even for the cheese?


26 posted on 04/02/2014 2:57:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MrB
How much of “science” (greek: Knowledge), historically, has been proven wrong?

Quite possibly nearly 100%. Including what we thought we knew about electronics, and yet, you now have a keyboard and the internet to spout off. That because the search for the truth (often called science) discards the old as new evidence is found.

27 posted on 04/02/2014 7:24:51 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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