[meteorite-list] Researcher Says Tons of the Moon on the Earth; Tektite Events May Have Triggered Extinctions

From: Roman <Roman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:42 2004
Message-ID: <046f01c0b4c3$0e607a00$df09fea9_at_k6l3v9>

Hi Darryl and List

My question is probably explainable.
Muong Nong tektites are made of green glass, right?
Our moon has a higher reflectivity than these tektites, no?

Is the lava from within the moon green? If so why?

Roman Jirasek

----- Original Message -----
From: Darryl S. Futrell <futrelds_at_gte.net>
To: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>; Meteorite Mailing List
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Researcher Says Tons of the Moon on the Earth;
Tektite Events May Have Triggered Extinctions

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
> To: Meteorite Mailing List <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Friday, March 23, 2001 11:14 AM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Researcher Says Tons of the Moon on the Earth;
> Tektite Events May Have Triggered Extinctions
> There is one important correction I'd like to make about that ENN article.
> I don't recall ever publishing any statement about that Apollo 12 rock
> (however, O'Keefe and Chapman did have a lot to say about it). And, I
> never mentioned that Apollo 14 rock (a glass bead), originally written up
> Bill Glass and J. A. O'Keefe, in any of my publications or statements.
> is because the original analysis of the bead turned out to be defective.
> Bill Glass later published a retraction. My interest in the Apollo rocks
> mainly in the small high-silica glass beads and chips found in the soils.
> Bill Glass is the only researcher I know of who ever looked for any. He
> concluded that a number of them were probably volcanic.
> Darryl Futrell
> >
> >http://enn.com/direct/display-release.asp?id=3798
> >
> >Vector Science News Release
> >Thursday, March 22, 2001
> >
> >Researcher Says Tons of the Moon on the Earth; Tektite Events May Have
> >Triggered Extinctions
> >
> >The Moon is not the geologically dead world that most astronomy textbooks
> >claim, says Darryl S. Futrell, a California-based petrologist. Futrell
> >believes there's strong evidence of massive, lunar-volcanic explosions
> right
> >here on Earth. The most recent eruption on the Moon, which showered a
> >portion of the Earth with many tons of natural glass, occurred within the
> >past 770,000 years, he notes.
> >
> >Futrell, who has written about his studies of meteoritic stones called
> >tektites in the journal Nature, says he has amassed evidence that
> >suggests these natural glass stones are volcanic material blown off the
> Moon
> >by eruptions. Futrell studied the long-debated tektite origin puzzle
> >the guidance of the famous Project Apollo lunar scientist John A. O'Keefe
> >(1916-2000) beginning in the late 1960s; like his famous mentor, Futrell
> >convinced that the Moon periodically hurls volcanic debris into Earth's
> >gravity well causing climate change and extinctions.
> >
> >"The Earth has experienced about 12 tektite events in the last 65 million
> >years," Futrell says. "Even though another event may not occur for
> thousands
> >of years, the slight possibility that it could occur tomorrow needs to be
> >taken into consideration."
> >
> >Futrell refutes the popular theory that tektites were formed when
> >or comets impacted Earth and melted sediments and rocks. He has
> >volcanic structures within chunky, layered tektites (called Muong Nong
> >tektites), which cannot be explained in the context of terrestrial
> >impact-melt origin. According to Futrell, based on other physical
> >including the fact that Apollo 12 and 14 astronauts found rocks with
> >tektite-like chemistries on the lunar surface, it's now easy to conclude
> >tektites come from the Moon.
> >
> >"There is an another extremely important reason why the scientific
> community
> >should take a closer look at the origin of tektites," he says. "If the
> >massive biological extinctions do have a tektite association, and
> >are formed within the Moon, then we should be watching our natural
> satellite
> >for signs of explosive volcanic activity."
> >
> >For more information: Darryl S. Futrell, 6222 Haviland, Whittier, CA
> >90601-3735 USA
> >
> >For more information, contact:
> >Louis Varricchio
> >Science Correspondent
> >Vector Science News Release
> >802-388-3268
> >morbius_at_together.net
> >
> >
> >
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