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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Maddening Moon Magnetism 2

People who operate from a secular uniformitarian "deep time" worldview are baffled by the magnetic field of the moon, offering unsupportable conjectures based on poor reasoning. The best explanation is that the moon was created recently with the rest of the solar system.


People who operate from a secularist uniformitarian "deep time" worldview are baffled by the magnetic field of the moon. The best explanation is that the moon was created recently with the rest of the solar system.
Original image credit (before modification) by NASA.
Analysis of rocks brought back from Apollo 11 shows that the moon did have a magnetic field at one time, but there is little to none now. Scientists commence to assuming, without evidence, that since the Earth has a dynamo, so did the moon. They might oughta think things through before offering "evidence" that won't hold up.
A recent paper by Clèment Suavet et al. in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that uniformitarian scientists, who assume the world is billions of years old, are still very puzzled about the moon’s magnetic field. They don’t understand why it was formerly strong but now doesn’t exist, and how it could exist in the first place.

Suavet and his colleagues have carefully analyzed the magnetism of two basalt samples brought from the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts (figure 1). The rocks became magnetized in an ancient magnetic field of about 0.69 (±0.16) Gauss. That’s a bit stronger than the earth’s magnetic field today (0.6 Gauss at the poles, 0.3 Gauss at the equator). They cite a very conservative lower limit for the moon rocks’ magnetizing field strength of 0.13 Gauss, but I don’t see the need for such caution, except perhaps to mollify colleagues who want the moon’s early field to be weaker.
If I Gauss right, you'll be attracted to the rest of the article. Click on "More secular confusion about moon’s former magnetic field".
  


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