|Our mysterious moon - what exactly is it?|
“What in blazes is our Moon doing way out there? It’s too far out to be a true satellite of Earth, it is too big to have been captured by the Earth. The chances of such a capture having been effected and the Moon then having taken up a nearly circular orbit about the Earth are too small to make such an eventuality credible...But, then, if the Moon is neither a true satellite of the Earth nor a captured one, what is it?”
– Isaac Asimov, Asimov on Astronomy, Doubleday, 1974; Mercury Press 1963; also quoted in Don Wilson’s book, Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon (1975)
Have you ever stopped to wonder why and how the moon is so wonderfully in sync with the Earth, like how the rotation is locked with it's orbit around Earth or that it so perfectly blots out the sun during a solar eclipse? I have, but I don't know why. It seems to me that things seem just a little bit too "right" for the moon to be a random bit of ejecta or captured space debris.
The article HERE offers some interesting hypotheses that explore what our moon may or may not actually be.
Courtesy of http://www.collective-evolution.com/