Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

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Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

Unread postby folaht » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:13 pm

..or double lobed.

Known

Very small

  • Martian blueberries.

Large

  • 67P
  • Ultima thule

My suggestions

Large

  • Oumuamua (Cigar shape was based on it's brightness and bi-lobate is probably not considered as common in gravitational science.)

Planetary sized

Since 1 % 1, 1 * 1 and 1 - 1 do not add up, we must conclude that 1 + 1 is 3.
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Re: Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

Unread postby Maol » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:12 pm

With N & S magnetic poles an external electromagnetic force could accelerate rotation, like an armature in an electric motor, until eventually the centrifugal force would stretch them apart.
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Re: Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

Unread postby folaht » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:47 am

Another story that supports my theory.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... 4-zircons/

I thus assume that a piece of earth rock was still attached to the moon when the two split apart.
Since 1 % 1, 1 * 1 and 1 - 1 do not add up, we must conclude that 1 + 1 is 3.
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Re: Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

Unread postby Webbman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:42 am

given that all the planets have a center ring/disc as a result of magnetic n and s poles would it not be reasonable to expect that a constriction is also possible here and would lead to a lobed structure.

in my view this lobed type structure is the same structure a neutron would have being constricted in the middle by an electron ring.
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Re: Mad idea: Earth and moon started off as bi-lobate.

Unread postby nick c » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:03 am

If the Moon and Earth were originally one object, and the Moon separated from the Earth, then I would expect that the lunar orbit would be in the plane of the Earth's equator, but it is not.
The Moon appears from Earth to move through the ecliptic, which is the plane of the Sun. Most moons in the Solar System orbit in the primary's equatorial plane. Those that don't are considered to be captured objects.
So, while not conclusive, that seems to me to support the theory that the Moon was a preexisting solar system object which was captured by the Earth.
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