3 Unsolved Moon Mysteries

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the moon!

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Microbial Life on the Moon?



OTF2017- http://wwwSuspicious0bservers.org/otf2017


Solar Alerts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealS0s

Good Videos/Articles:
The Sun is Going to Sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7whL9jvdL5s
Earth’s Magnetic Reversal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIayxqk0Ees
Top 6 Climate Change Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ew05sRDAcU
Pause on Pausing the Pause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZH46p7MUlw
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcJj_9clLz7Bggso7qg2PDj
IPCC History: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/selections-from-the-1st-ipcc-full-report-wg1/

Today’s Featured Links:
Ocean Lightning: http://www.uah.edu/news/research/mystery-of-powerful-lightning-at-sea-not-solved-completely
3rd Van Allen Belt: http://www.newswise.com/articles/space-tsunami-causes-the-third-van-allen-belt
Space Plasma Density: http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/research/research_results/2016/160603_1.html
Examining A Hot Jupiter: http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/2773.htm
Venus Electric Wind: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12208

Original music by NEMES1S

Numbered WindMap: Windyty.com
Earth WindMap: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-345.32,51.43,481
Global Maps: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/student/kgriffin/maps/
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpacific/animations.html
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/satellite?LANG=us&CONT=namk
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps/forecastmaps?LANG=us&CONT=usus
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE US WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-severe/severe-weather-tracker
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satellite/index_e.html
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Temperature/Delta.aspx
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/

SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
Planetary Orbital Diagram – Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondemand.html

MISC Links:
OLR: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/clim/olr.shtml
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pacalc.html


  1. David “TheQuadler” Curran says:

    scishow psyche! were spending all the money on mountain dew!

  2. Tom Borrows says:

    Leon Muss would approve of the plan to refocus from Mars to Moon travel I feel.

  3. Smartfunnyandlazy says:

    Moon mystery, how does everyone fit the moon in there pants? we split it….okay I'll see my way out.

  4. Joshua G says:

    Does mars have a molten core? Can we throw a moon sized object at mars to terraform it and give it a bit more mass to get gravity similar to earth?

  5. pramitbanerjee says:

    astro..biologist?! I had no idea such a field existed!
    I have a degree in biology..so i can be one? Hm..but i actualyl want to spend time with experiments and understanding mechanistically how life works , instead of talking about it in TV

  6. Leon Mclaren says:

    If psych is the brain or mind then please do that if not then please do life thanks huge fan 😅👍

  7. Jobanpreet Singh Mutti says:

    But why are there moons around my anus?

  8. Ignetiusjrelly says:

    If I take my deek out for Harambe on Moon would it float upwards as there is no gravity??

  9. Arthur Robey says:

    You missed the big one.
    Why does the plane of the moon's orbit coincide with the plane of the Earth's equator?

  10. Iron Golem says:

    Why is the moon so grey and not more colorful? Even slightly?

  11. Zee Captain says:

    4:24 Raises hand

  12. ricardo isaias says:

    Wasn't the moon made from Earth material after an asteroid strike? Could it be magnetic from back then? Boom! Mystery solved! Pay me!

  13. Bernard Norris says:


  14. Bernard Norris says:

    life life life life life GIVE ME LUBE!

  15. Impossibear says:

    What cheese is it made of?

  16. Jeremy Marshburn says:

    I volunteer to be a miner on the moon!

  17. deathpony698 says:

    sci show anus

  18. jgallegos1031 says:

    Hi, John Gre….wait you're the other one🍑 even better

  19. El Fixo says:

    3 unsolved Tellusian Mysteries, 1:why are people so stupid? 2: where can I find a spaceship? 3: ????.

  20. Leon Salvaje says:

    So… Can we terraform the moon?

  21. LookAmongTheHeavens says:

    Mr2tuff has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.

  22. Hook Echo says:

    A shift in the Phi Angle [ACE] indicates a solar sector boundary crossing, reversing the polarity of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field from a positive to a negative sector @ approx. 06:00 UTC]. The passage of the IMF neutral layer during a sector boundary event is a direct electrical and unique magnetic connection between Earth and Sun. The arrival of the expected high speed coronal hole stream is near… solar wind velocities near 600 km/s is expected.

  23. Norseman says:

    long day.

  24. charlie barnes says:

    There is a good science channel show on now about our star.

  25. Hook Echo says:

    Large scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault system Link Below:

  26. Sassy Wench says:

    I will no longer watch any more of SO's videos because of a threat they made to another fellow youtuber. I had thought that the people at SO were better than the big government, but apparently I was wrong. I will no longer share another SO video with anyone. If anyone would like to know why, pm me and I will send you the link to the video in which the threat is revealed. And to think I had come to SO for possible help. I thought you were better than that and wanted to share the TRUTH with people. Clearly not. This comment may come under attack, it may get deleted, but while it's up, hopefully someone will see it.

  27. armchairintrepid says:

    2 years agi, i marked where the sun set on summer solstice. last year i could not compare because it rained for an entire week. this year i was able to compare. there is at least a pencil width difference with the pencil held at 18 inches. so the sun is setting farther north.

  28. Catty Mingdu says:

    thanks xx

  29. cakemaphoneige says:

    I miss the days when u spoke more about worldly events and not your schedule :(

  30. alindastar says:

    Thanks and God bless

  31. Michael Shultz says:

    +SuspiciousObservers . I think lightning does one of all 3 things. 1; it comes from cloud to ground 2; from ground to cloud &3; from both cloud and ground to meet in a relatively positive region in the middle . Depending on the polarity of the building or depleating of electrons in the air. 

  32. neal glisson says:

    On this date in History – June 21,
    1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded
    1805 – Great Stoneface Mt found in New Hampshire
    1893 – On the first day of summer the temperature at Dodge City, KS, soared to 106 degrees during the midst of a blistering heat wave. The heat wave initiated a severe three year drought in the Central Plains Region. Ironically, at about the same time, heavy rains in the Mississippi Valley were causing the river to swell to its highest level of record at New Orleans, LA
    1919 – Seven heavy coach cars of a moving train were picked up and thrown from the tracks by tornado winds. A baggage car was set down thirty feet away from the rest of the train. (The Weather Channel)
    1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    1942 – 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
    1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland
    1948 – 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
    1954 – A severe hailstorm struck Wichita, KS and vicinity causing nine million dollars damage.
    1972 – Phoenix, AZ, was drenched with 1.64 inches of rain late on the 21st and early on the 22nd to easily surpass their previous June rainfall record of 0.95 inches. The total for the month was 1.70 inches.
    1989 – The first day of summer heralded snow in the northern and central Rockies. In Colorado, 15 inches of snow was reported at the summit of Mount Evans and, in Wyoming, 18 inches was reported at Dickensen Park, west of Lander. Heavy rain continued in the eastern U.S. Huntsville, AL, reported a record 11.65 inches for the month, compared to the 0.17 inch rainfall total in June 1988.
    2001 – Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s)
    2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
    2005 – A slow-moving thunderstorm dumped up to a foot of hail in southeastern portions of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Snowplows had to be used to clear a route through a major thoroughfare in the city. Heavy rainfall from the storm left up to 4 feet of water in city streets, trapping dozens of motorists
    2006 – Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra

  33. HookEcho B says:

    Only 2 M6.0+ quakes thus far? A lot of deep shocks today…June Solstice yesterday, as a influential factor 6 days left in the current window.

  34. Iblis Azazel says:

    sudocab San duo California fire solar flare

  35. Michelle Love says:

    Comments are being removed here. I just finished looking up a comment about Thunderbolts Project, came back to reread it- gone. When have we ever had only 28 comments. Never.

  36. Scowling Wolf says:

    thank you

  37. Ken Owen says:

    There's a baby face in the sun at 0.51 seconds

  38. Bryan Idea says:

    Nice intro music choice

  39. FMJPatriot says:

    boooo ads!

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