Was Earth’s Moon Created by a ‘GeoReactor’ Explosion? (Today’s Most Popular)

6a00d8341bf7f753ef0120a84b950f970b-320wi The moon was created by an explosion of matter from of the Earth's interior, where it formed in a runaway uranium fission georeactor at the boundary between the core and mantle according to a radical theory by Rob de Meijer of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Wim van Westrenem of VU University Amsterdam. 

The georeactor is a theory first proposed by geologist Marvin Hendron that a nuclear fission reactor may exist at the Earth's core and serves as the energy source for the geomagnetic field. Hendron earlier suggested the existence of fission reactors at the core of  the large gas planets -Jupiter and Saturn.
Expert's around the world savaged the theory ranging from failing to realize that a georeactor would melt itself down to the Earth's core to questioning how they really know a georeactor explosion would create a thin jet of matter? 

If the georeactor hypothesis is right, Ricard Gott, professor of astrophysics at Princeton questions why Venus did not form a moon in the same process, since Venus has a similar mass and composition to the Earth. "OK, it might have just been a fluke it happened to the Earth but not Venus," he told New Scientists. "But how do you explain Charon, the big icy moon of Pluto? That would require an 'ice-reactor', which is a nonsensical idea!"

But the biggest hole in the idea is not that it fails Occam's Razor -it lacks simplicity and is unnecessarily complicated. In the standard "Theia Impact theory of the moon's origin, the infant Earth was struck by a Mars-sized object. Some of the impactor, along with the Earth's mantle, formed a ring around the Earth that eventually coalesced to form the moon.

But why are composition of the moon and the Earth's mantle are identical when the moon should have been contaminated by material from the impactor?

"The simple answer is that the impactor formed from material at the same distance from the sun as the Earth, and therefore had the same composition," says Princeton's Gott. "The impact scenario, with the impactor coming from a Lagrange point, fits pretty much all the observations." 

Casey Kazan via New Scientist

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