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Monday, June 10, 2019

A Discovery - so send "The Discovery"

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Headline: Mysterious large mass discovered on Moon bewilders scientists: 'Whatever it is, wherever it came from'. (more here)
A large mass of unknown material has been discovered on the largest crater on the Moon,  and scientists aren't sure what it is. 
According to an April 2019 study published in Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers believe the mass could contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon, which resulted in the aforementioned crater, known as the Lunar South Pole-Aitken basin.
"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground. That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected," lead author Dr. Peter James, said in a statement.
Ancient Alien theorists would disagree. So would Arthur C. Clark, famed science fiction author (RIP), were he still alive. Those who are a bit more enlightened would challenge Dr. Peter James and would ask him to re-read 2001: A Space Odyssey

There is a monolith under the surface of the moon and as soon as it is unearthed and sees sunlight, it blasts a message to the stars, and aliens will know that human's have arrived. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess. 

We will need to send a ship out there to investigate and because the crew is unreliable, we can create a computer and name it HAL. What could possibly go wrong?

We're a few years behind the curve because we should have a lunar base set up by now to deal with the coming discovery and shuttles back and forth should have been routine. But as disturbing as our tardy discovery is, art and science are still in sync.

13 comments:

  1. Apparently I don't have the proper security clearance to visit the site at your link. Well, as Glenn Reynolds keeps writing: it aliens.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

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  2. I'm surprised there hasn't been a call to go back to the Moon, what with the 50th anniversary of the first landing coming up.

    Maybe the Lizard People In Charge don't want us to uncover the monolith.....

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    1. It always comes down to the lizard people in their skin suits

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    2. At least the Head Motherlizard-in-Charge, HRC, never did learn to pass as human. We dodged a reptilian bullet there.

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  3. "I'm sorry, I can't do that, Dave." Indeed, what could possibly go wrong? Not a thing, I'm here to guarantee that.

    Me and Giorgio Tsoukalos.

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  4. You're not the only one who thinks we should have been going back and forth regularly. Maybe if demonrats would stop electing socialist slime balls, and if republicans would stop electing RINOs, we could get Moon Base Alpha set up.

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  5. Tsk,tsk. Going back would siphon funds from critically important SJW programs.

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    1. Income redistribution messes with those goals.

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  6. I agree with Linda and WSF. We SHOULD have had a permanent moon base at least 30 years ago and possibly one on Mars by now. Of course we had more important things to do, like health care for all and supporting illegals.

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  7. Yes, and let's not forget the monolith on PHOBOS.

    Some kind of NETWORK?

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  8. So let's say the signal is tripped and message is received.
    Transmission and travel take time.
    Aliens *finally* arrive and scratch their heads (if the have them, and fingers): a world of mud people unable to support themselves, a let alone a moon mission. How in hell?

    The joke's on them!

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  9. I'm afraid that there's a sense of been there, done that.

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