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For most people, the moon is a lump of barren rock that provides us with moonlight, and is the cause of tides. Along with that, we know that gravity is less on the moon, allowing astronauts to take floating steps. Few people know that our moon has a magnetic field, just like the Sun and Earth have – meaning it isn’t as dead as it appears. These snippets are from Wikipedia, which states that the information is still speculative:
Roughly once every Lunar orbit, the Moon passes through Earth’s magnetotail for approximately 6 days around full moon. More here.
Interaction with the plasma sheet causes the Moon’s surface to become negatively charged.
The moon’s dayside is lightly charged, while the nightside is strongly charged
The relationship is interesting. We have the Sun which has a magnetic reversal every 11 years or so, and in-between cycles the magnetic field varies quite a lot. We have …
The seed bunker in Norway has been taken a step further, with plans being laid for an information bank buried on the moon, in 2020 and hopefully sooner (although it seems unlikely to be achieved prior to Dec 2012).
It would contain hard discs holding information such as
– DNA sequences- instructions for metal smelting – instructions for planting crops
The clever aspect is that it would transmit the data to Earth – no need for us to go back up there to retrieve it.