The Big Splat or How Our Moon Came to Be

"This is a book about that big picture: the origin of the Moon, as interpreted by Hartmann and Alastair Cameron, the second patriarch of The Big Splat.

Author: Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471150576

Category: Science

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The first popular book to explain the dramatic theory behind the Moon's genesis This lively science history relates one of the great recent breakthroughs in planetary astronomy-a successful theory of the birth of the Moon. Science journalist Dana Mackenzie traces the evolution of this theory, one little known outside the scientific community: a Mars-sized object collided with Earth some four billion years ago, and the remains of this colossal explosion-the Big Splat-came together to form the Moon. Beginning with notions of the Moon in ancient cosmologies, Mackenzie relates the fascinating history of lunar speculation, moving from Galileo and Kepler to George Darwin (son of Charles) and the Apollo astronauts, whose trips to the lunar surface helped solve one of the most enigmatic mysteries of the night sky: who hung the Moon? Dana Mackenzie (Santa Cruz, CA) is a freelance science journalist. His articles have appeared in such magazines as Science, Discover, American Scientist, The Sciences, and New Scientist.
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The Secret Influence of the Moon

Galton, Memories of My Life. 12. Mackenzie, The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be. 13. Darwin, The Next Million Years, 184–85. 14. DeLury, “Sir George Howard Darwin.” 15. Darwin. The Botanic Garden, 28. 16. Mackenzie, The Big Splat, ...

Author: Louis Proud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551653

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

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The Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth • Investigates the Moon as the home of an alien intelligence who controls humanity • Examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions and the findings they concealed • Reveals the many holes in the “Giant Impact” theory about the Moon’s origins and the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon • Explores the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity and occult teachings about the Moon from the Qabbalah, tarot, and other sources Despite being the most prominent celestial body after the Sun, the Moon has many qualities that science has yet to explain. Lunar rock samples reveal the Moon once had a magnetic field like the Earth, and seismic experiments by NASA suggest the Moon is at least partially hollow. For centuries people have observed lights, moving clouds and shadows, and even the disappearance of entire craters via telescope. Apollo astronauts repeatedly felt the presence of a “non-human intelligence” during their Moon visits, and many indigenous traditions speak of malevolent visitors from the Moon. A growing body of astrophysical and geological evidence shows the Moon is not an entirely natural world--that someone or something altered it long ago. Louis Proud explores the phases and movements of the Moon along with its ancient and mysterious features--its craters, maria, rilles, tunnels, and domes. He examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions, showing not that NASA faked the Moon expeditions but that they concealed what the astronauts found there. He explains the many holes in the commonly accepted “Giant Impact” theory of the Moon’s origins and reveals the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon placed in orbit eons ago to observe Earth. Examining the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity, Proud looks at what the Qabbalah, the tarot, and other occult traditions say about the Moon and interprets G. I. Gurdjieff’s teachings that “we are food for the Moon.” He investigates the Moon as a gateway to another realm, as the Purgatory of Christianity, and as the home of an alien intelligence who controls and exploits humanity. Examining the Moon from both scientific and esoteric perspectives, Proud shows the Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth.
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Reaching for the Moon

Mackenzie, Dana, The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2003. A fine discussion of how the science of Apollo led to a new interpretation of the origins of the Moon. Maher, Neil M. Apollo in the Age of ...

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230468

Category: Astronautics and state

Page: 256

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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing--following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov--to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.
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Off the Main Sequence

(Cohen), 204-205 How Our Moon Came to Be — SEE: The Big Splat: Or How Our Moon Came to Be "How the God of Fire-and-Rain Came to Be" (Rogoff), 296 Howard, Robert E., 24 "Howie & the Mayor" series (Easton), 287 Hubbard, L. Ron, 145, ...

Author: Tom Easton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809512058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Tom Easton has served as the monthly book review columnist for Analog Science Fiction for almost three decades, having contributed during that span many hundreds of columns and over a million words of penetrating criticism on the best literature that science fiction has to offer. His reviews have been celebrated for their wit, humor, readability, knowledge, and incisiveness. His love of literature, particularly fantastic literature, is everywhere evident in his essays. Easton has ever been willing to cover small presses, obscure authors, and unusual publications, being the only major critic in the field to do so on a regular basis. He seems to delight in finding the rare gem among the backwaters of the publishing field. "A reviewer's job," he says, "is not to judge books for the ages, but to tell readers enough about a book to give them some idea of whether they would enjoy it." And this he does admirably, whether he's discussing the works of the great writers in the field, or touching upon the least amongst them. This companion volume to "Periodic Stars" (Borgo/Wildside) collects another 250 of Easton's best reviews from the last fifteen years of "The Reference Library." No one does it better, and no other guide provides such lengthy or discerning commentary on the best SF works of recent times. Complete with Introduction and detailed Index.
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Moon

Moon from Chamberlin to Apollo (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996). Dana Mackenzie narrates the quest to explain the genesis of the moon in her formidable The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be: A Violent Natural History ...

Author: Bernd Brunner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300168709

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Using werewolves and Wernher von Braun, Stonehenge and the sex lives of sea corals, aboriginal myths, and an Anglican bishop in this new book, the author weaves variegated information into a glimpse of Earth's closest celestial neighbor, whose mere presence inspires us to wonder what might be out there. Going beyond the discoveries of contemporary science, he presents a cultural assessment of our complex relationship with Earth's lifeless, rocky satellite. As well as offering an engaging perspective on such age old questions as "What would Earth be like without the moon?" he surveys the moon's mythical and religious significance and provokes existential soul searching through a lunar lens, inquiring, "Forty years ago, the first man put his footprint on the moon. Will we continue to use it as the screen onto which we cast our hopes and fears?" Drawing on materials from different cultures and epochs, he walks readers down a moonlit path illuminated by more than seventy-five vintage photographs and illustrations. From scientific discussions of the moon's origins and its chronobiological effects on the mating and feeding habits of animals to an illuminating interpretation of Bishop Francis Godwin's 1638 novel The Man in the Moone, his interdisciplinary explorations recast a familiar object in an original light.
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GMAT For Dummies 2020

This passage is excerpted from The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be, by Dana Mackenzie, PhD (Wiley): It is hard for us to imagine today how utterly different the world of night used to be from the daylight world.

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119617945

Category: Study Aids

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Gear up for mastering the GMAT Administered around the world, the GMAT measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills to assess qualifications for advanced study in business and management. This new edition of GMAT For Dummies with Online Practice includes proven tips and strategies to help you prepare for the GMAT and achieve ultimate success on test day. The 2020 GMAT test structure has changed slightly, and this revised edition of the trusted test-prep book addresses those changes—including the number of questions per section and the time allotted per section—to make you feel more confident than ever. Two practice tests in the book, plus FIVE more online for a total of SEVEN practice tests Review of foundational concepts for every section Complete explanations of every question type Online practice and flash cards When you have your heart set on scoring high on the GMAT, you only need one ace up your sleeve—and this book is your ticket to success.
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GMAT For Dummies 2021

This passage is excerpted from The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be, by Dana Mackenzie, PhD (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.): It is hard for us to imagine today how utterly different the world of night used to be from the daylight world.

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119711933

Category: Study Aids

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Gain confidence to crack the GMAT You have your heart set on getting into a particular MBA program, but you’re required to submit your GMAT score as part of the application process. Ack! If you dread the idea of taking a standardized test, you’ve come to the right place. GMAT For Dummies 2021 with Online Practice gets you ready for test day with helpful reviews and smart advice. To make the chore of studying a bit more bearable, the four parts of the test are broken down into sections so you can focus on exactly what you need. If you need a refresher on grammar and reading comprehension, it’s here. Is math your nemesis? Overcome the challenge with reviews of algebra, geometry, and statistics. And the exasperating but essential topics of essay writing and integrated reasoning are covered too. In addition, you get insights into how to avoid GMAT pitfalls and make the most of time-management tactics during the exam. Take a pre-assessment test to identify the subject areas you need to brush up on Access 7 practice tests and 500 flashcards online Hone your analytical and reasoning skills Create a targeted study plan If you want to conquer the GMAT and stand out from other MBA program applicants, you’ll find everything you need here for a stellar score!
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GMAT For Dummies

This passage is excerpted from The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be, by Dana Mackenzie, PhD (Wiley): It is hard for us to imagine today how utterly different the world of night used to be from the daylight world.

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119374145

Category: Study Aids

Page: 408

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Score higher on the GMAT If the thought of the GMAT gives you the jitters, this trusted test-prep guide is here to wash your worries away! Covering everything you can expect to encounter on exam day, GMAT For Dummies gives you the practical, time-tested guidance you need to conquer your fears, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams. Designed to measure your mastery of verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills, the GMAT serves as the gatekeeper of world-class graduate degrees in business, finance, management, accountancy, and economy. With this book and companion website as your guide, you'll find all the helpful tips and tricks you need to brush up on each section of the exam, chart your progress, and focus your study on the areas where you need more help. Includes a plain-English explanation of the test's format Provides reviews of foundational concepts for every section Offers complete explanations of every question type Includes two full-length practice tests in the book, plus three more online Even if the big day is just around the corner, GMAT For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to outsmart the competition and get on the road to acquiring that coveted MBA!
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The First Men on the Moon

Proceedings of the First Lunar Science Conference (3 vols), A.A. Levinson (Ed.). Pergamon Press, 1970. Return to Earth, Buzz Aldrin with Wayne Warga. Bantam Press, 1974. The Big Splat, Or How Our Moon Came to Be, Dana Mackenzie.

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387495446

Category: Science

Page: 378

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This book tells the story of Apollo 11 and dispels the myth that NASA faked the moon landings. The story is brought to life by exploiting the flight plan, mission report, in-flight transcripts (including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It features scans recently produced by NASA of the original Hasselblad film. The final chapters discuss what was learned of the moon rocks, and reviews the follow-on missions. The author’s impressive expertise and knowledge of the Moon landings shines through and seamlessly unites the myriad details of the mission.
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Solar System

”New views of the Moon”1740. Rev. Mineral. Geochem. (Chantilly, Virginia: Min. Soc. Amer.) 60: 721. doi:10.2138/rmg.2006.60.0. ISBN 0939950723. Retrieved 12 April 2007. • Mackenzie, Dana (2003). The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be ...

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