Take a look at the full Moon. Most people talk about the “Man in the Moon”. This is a result of the massive flat plains that occupy much of the Moon’s surface. It faces us constantly. We never see the “back” of the Moon. But because of the space programme the far side has been photographed, and it is completely different. Full of craters. Hardly a region which is not pock-marked. Compare this with part of the near side. What does it mean?
Briefly, we are seeing a scene of utter desolation, the evidence of a mighty attack. On the far side many impact craters but on the near side something that melted the Moon’s surface and left it looking flat. These regions, named “Mare” and “Oceanus” (Sea and Ocean) are the result of a cometary cluster striking the Moon. The intense heat melted the surface.
When did this happen? And does it still happen? Astronomers tell us that the features are about 3 million years old. But it doesn’t still happen, otherwise we should see numerous craters being added to the melted regions. But no such event has been witnessed in the “age of the telescope”, the years from Galileo. We are looking at something that happened ONCE, within a short space of time, and then faded out. But recent photography has spotted some 220 new craters by comparing old and new photographs. These craters vary from 30 to 140 feet in diameter, and that’s why we do not see them using back yard telescopes. The Moon has no atmosphere, nothing to stop space debris from impacting the surface. But it only happens on a very small scale compared with the huge attack that left all the major features.
What about the Earth? Have we been attacked like the Moon? The answer is yes. But because of the oceans of the world, and the effect of climate, weathering, hurricanes, rivers, earthquakes, etc., much of the evidence is hidden from us. Are we currently being bomarded by space junk? Yes, but most of it burns up in the atmosphere to save us from being hit.
The map shows some 189 recognised impact craters. It also shows the three regions where clusters are found, namely North America, Scandinavia, and Australia.
But in addition to these impacts, all of which are quite small in size, seldom exceeding a few miles diameter, there is mounting evidence that very large ring structures are also present, some of which are 300 miles in diameter. Therefore at some time in the past the Earth was bombarded by very large objects from space. We were attacked, at the same time as the Moon, producing utter desolation.
What about other planets? As a result of the NASA space programme we have been able to see Mercury covered in craters, likewise Mars, and many of the Satellites of the great planets. Even asteroids show pock marks.
So we are presented with evidence of an event in the past which happened quickly, made multiple impacts, fairly quickly died out, but has left us with a lot of small space debris that still bombards the planets. On 30 June 1908, an explosion ripped through the air above a remote forest in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska river. The fireball is believed to have been 50-100m wide. It depleted 2,000 sq km of the taiga forest in the area, flattening about 80 million trees. The earth trembled. Windows smashed in the nearest town over 35 miles away. In more recent times, The Chelyabinsk meteor was caused by an approximately 20-metre near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC), with a speed of 42,000 mph. And the Meteor crater near Flagstaff in Arizona does look comparatively recent.
If this whole situation is presented to modern astronomers, space scientists, and those of a uniformitarian outlook, we are told that the debris causing all these craters is the left-over stuff from the formation of the Solar System. But presented to the average reader who shows interest in such matters, we hear of some huge explosion in the Solar System that caused the mess we now observe. It created this huge mess in a short space of time, and we are still being bombarded by all the small stuff left over from that explosion.
The man in the street seems to be nearer to the truth. We shall need to investigate this further.