29 September 2010

And when the moon explodes?



















[Stromboli Eruption, by Wolfgang Beyer, with thanks to him for sharing on Wikimedia]

The things they don't teach you in school. *shakes head* First they broke my heart -- the moon is not made of cheese. And just when I accepted that it's a cold lump of rock, here comes news that it may be molten at the core. The moon is shrinking.

So what happens when the moon bursts a volcano? Nothing? Tide trouble? Maybe Earth's poles will reverse -- anyone want to date that to 2012?

But if a volcano can make Earth's soil fertile, what might a lunar volcano do to the moon's surface? Could it even begin alterations of the moon's atmosphere to enable life?

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