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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

‘Something's not right' Mystery as mass 5 times the size of Hawaii found under moon crater A MASSIVE metallic anomaly found beneath the moon and solar system's largest crater has sparked a conspiracy frenzy online.

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#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-11 01:07 PM | Reply

You can bet your ass that separate but identical conversations are being had right now in China, Russia, NASA, Bezos' office, and Musk's office about being the first to get there and claim mining rights to a deposit very likely worth more than the entire global GDP.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-06-11 01:36 PM | Reply

This is really cool. Once we fully implement the Green New Deal we can build high speed rail to the moon and extract all of this metal.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-11 01:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

We don't need moon metals or the green new deal, we can use clean coal and whale oil.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-11 02:06 PM | Reply


Would be interesting to know what type of metal or metals it may be.

Would all metals be worth the cost of mining on the moon?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 02:17 PM | Reply

#5 The asteroid 16 Psyche is worth $10,000 QUADRILLION dollars. If the metal asteroid is worth even a fraction of that, it's value is still staggering.

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-06-11 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

It would be pretty low, considering that there are already smokestacks on the Moon!!!

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

Between the potential of mining asteroids and, now, mining the Moon, the world economy is about the change drastically.

Whoever figures out fusion power first will necessitate a moon base. Not enough helium-3 on Earth to make fusion power viable; plenty on the moon, however.

Fascinating to think what kind of metals could be dug up on the moon, though.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-11 06:17 PM | Reply

considering that there are already smokestacks on the Moon!!!
#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

It's an alien fusion reactor in the Aristarchus Crater.

Duh.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-11 06:18 PM | Reply

Fascinating to think what kind of metals could be dug up on the moon, though.
#8 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

The same metals that we have here. And if we do mine the moon, humans will turn it into another toxic waste dump.

littered with trash, broken machines, tailing ponds, and dead bodies. pollution and destruction. It's what we do best.

Second only to killing and war.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 06:39 PM | Reply

The same metals that we have here.
#10 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

All of them?

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-11 06:43 PM | Reply

Who knows. Maybe theres Kryptonite? or more likely...

Some metal with alien germs attached, that they didn't see

until it arrives on earth and is revived by oxygen and warm climate.

Moisture......

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 06:52 PM | Reply


A little more info on this...

Please be aliens, please be aliens, please be aliens... Boffins discover mystery mass beneath Moon's biggest crater.
My God, it's full of... really dense metal?
www.theregister.co.uk

...The South Pole-Aitken basin itself is an impact crater on the far side of the Moon, and measures approximately 1,600 miles in diameter and 8.1 miles deep. It is one of the largest known impact craters in the Solar System and is home to China's Chang'e 4 lander and the Yutu 2 trundlebot.

The scientists have a number of theories for where this mass could have come from, including one that involves the solidification of an ocean of lunar magma.

The leading theory posits the mass comes from an asteroid with an iron-nickel core that smacked into the lunar surface four billion years ago. Scientists calculated that a sufficiently dispersed impactor core could remain suspended in the Moon's mantle rather than sink to the core....



If it were iron-nickel, it may not be worth it to bring back to earth. However, it may be worthwhile to mine, process and use the metals to build things on the moon, negating the need to blast such material out of earth's gravity.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 09:13 PM | Reply

Its sounds like a magma plume. The impactor hit when the Moon still had an active core, and it must have shattered the crust. That would also also explain the depth. Of course it's cold core metal now....

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-11 09:43 PM | Reply

Idiots.
It is obviously the decepticon base.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-11 10:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#15 | Posted by bored

Flagged funny for the lack of correct capitalization and obvious speciesism. But still not really funny. Please try to be politically correct in the future.

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-11 11:50 PM | Reply

#8 there's a movie based on that premise called, of all things, Moon.

Sam Rockwell is amazing as it's basically a sci-fi version of Castaway.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-12 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 if the current hypotheses of how the moon formed are correct then yes.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-12 12:12 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY JPW

That was such a great movie. He should've got Best Actor that year. At least a nomination.

#19 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-12 01:55 PM | Reply

#5
It would be pretty low, considering that there are already smokestacks on the Moon!!!
#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-06-11 06:11 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

You mean the resources are already be exploited in secret?! That would never happen, our military industrial complex is transparent, up-front and honest at all times.

Maybe someone sent us up the bomb?

#20 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-12 04:20 PM | Reply

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