Luna
01- The Stone Star
02- Miniature Earth
03- Lunar Features
04- Fission Theory
05- Capture / Co-accretion
06- Shoemaker's Ashes
07- Theia
08- Doomed Planet
09- Genesis Rocks
10- Green Glass
11- Volcanoes Of The Moon
12- Solar Wind
13- Terrestrial vs. Lunar
14- Earth Plume
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

01 - The Stone Star

 

 

One day in 476 BC, the Gallipoli Peninsula was blinded by a searing light and shaken by a thunderous sonic boom. The people of the rural corner of Thrace found themsleves looking at an enormous smoking black boulder, the size of a horse and cart, that had apparently fallen from the sky. Word soon spread throughout Greece of 'the stone star that fell down flaming at Aegospotami'.

Anaxagoras, one of the fourth generation of Greek thinkers called the 'physici', soon came up with his own theory about the origin of this 'stone star': The Sun and the Moon were simply stones that had been flung off into space by the spinning Earth. The stars were also simply glowing stones. Periodically some of them came crashing back to Earth, like the meteorite at Aegospotami.

   
Alan Lambert 2009