Scifi Files – Lunar Atmosphere

The Scifi files is a series of posts taking mysteries that I’ve found on the internet and finding out more about them. Are they real? Could there be a cover up? What monster may live on, in or outside our Earth?

img_20150516_203545.jpg

The Moon is an airless world – so we have been told. There are those that are not so sure about this and believe that the Moon has an atmosphere. Some believe that the Moons’s atmosphere is breathable by humans and there we don’t need space suits to breathe on the Moon. The fact have been covered u by NASA and the military it’s claimed.

Common consensus is that the moon is airless, or has an atmosphere that is so thin it’s essentially a vacuum.

Atmosphere of the Moon

In any case, why would the military cover this up? Who cares if the Moon has an atmosphere – no one can escape to it and unlike Wallace and Grommit’s adventure it’s unlikely to be made of cheese to live on.

NASA even sent a probe to analyse it’s atmosphere the Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer and there are tiny amounts of dust thrown up into the tiny air on the moon, it’s very thin. This effect is cause by moving particles from out gassing from the Moon leaking into space.

There is has also been a tail of Sodium leaking into space from the moon that is hundreds of thousands of miles long. These effects combine to give a tiny haze than can seem as an atmosphere.

So is there an atmosphere on the Moon? using the purely scientific approach we can only rely on NASA so far. Until one day someone goes to the Moon that’s willing to take their helmet off. If I was them – I would keep it on.

Simon 🙂

Advertisements

22 thoughts on “Scifi Files – Lunar Atmosphere”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s