Moon’s Poles Wandered Recently
The biggest space news of the year comes from the study of the distribution of water on the surface of the Moon. The authors, associated with NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, explain the process used:
“When lunar ice is exposed to direct sunlight it evaporates into space, making it a very sensitive marker of the moon’s past orientation. Over eons, the tilting Moon allowed sunlight to slowly creep into once shadowed areas, effectively “painting” a path of stable ice along which the axis moved. The researchers matched this path with thermal models showing where the ice should be and inferred the moon’s axis had tilted roughly 6 degrees.”
Having accomplished this interesting reorientation of the lunar axis, the researches make the mistake of claiming that the entire process was due to lava flowing up from the interior on one side of the Moon and that this took place billions of years ago. Slightly closer to the truth:
“The team shows that concentration of radioactive material on the moon’s near-side likely heated the mantle from above, and caused a density change in the mantle below the crust, reorienting the Moon. Some of that melt material came to the surface to form the dark patches on the moon that we see at night. But below the lunar surface the mantle is still warmer today than other areas, which affects the current orientation of the Moon and the face we see from Earth.”
Study of ancient texts reveals that this shift in the lunar axis took place recently, as late as 3,000 years BP. when a stream of fourteen large, hot, glowing, high density bodies were ejected from the distended vent at the north pole of Mars then in a geostationary orbit, arced through space and struck the near side of the Moon one after another, changing its mass distribution and causing the resulting pole shift. The ice on the Moon was part of the regolith, also blasted from the Mars during the entire 3,000-year Vedic Period (3700 to 687 BC), which at that date was still a living planet.
This event is one of the most clearly detailed astronomical events in the ancient texts. Quoting from my book entitled Egyptian Astrophysics:
CHAPTER 8 – The Legend of Osiris and Isis
This fascinating legend covers the entire period of Cyclic Catastrophism including proto-Venus’ role in its initiation. As is true in a number of ancient cultures, the primary deity, Osiris in Egypt, was originally associated with the flaming proto-Venus. As discussed previously, its birth out of Jupiter triggered the entire period of one-hundred 30-year cyclic encounters of Mars with the Earth. For a few centuries after its ‘birth’, it was so bright that it could be seen in the day sky along with the Sun, as evidenced by one name for proto-Venus in the Rig Veda, Surya, meaning ‘sun maiden’. In the night sky it trailed two tails millions of miles long, similar to comets, which dominated the heavens. Its first close pass, as Narmer/Osiris, proto-Venus scorched the Earth, creating the Sahara desert, desiccating the Middle East and central Asia all the way to Tibet. A clue to its comet-like form is found in the so-called ‘crown of Upper and lower Egypt’ (pschent), associated with Osiris in the first dynasty (Figure 2).
8.1 Osiris’ Casket
When proto-Venus first raged through the solar system it was unrivaled in power (brightness or radiant power). In the Rg Veda, it was said to have had ‘innumerable’ battles (close encounters) with Mars (Indra), which proto-Venus (as Agni) ‘usually won’. The closest of these encounters tidally raised what is now known as the Tharsis Bulge on Mars, forming its ancient ‘dog-star’ shape, and subsequent encounters ejected Mars into an eccentric orbit that intersected that of the Earth. Within a few hundred years proto-Venus’ encounters with priori-Mars, the Earth and the Sun at perihelion passes, reduced its orbital eccentricity to the point that it’s aphelion barely approached Earth’s orbit. Lacking further close encounters, the molten proto-Venus began to cool down and a thin crust formed, which muted its bright glow, as the Vedic Mitra–Varuna. This was incorporated in the legend, as Osiris having been tricked by his enemies and sealed in a coffin.
Around this date the first capture of Mars in a geostationary orbit occurred and the Nun, the Oceanus Borealis (northern ocean identified on Mars) formed as the tidal influence of the Earth drew all the water in its northern hemisphere toward its north pole. Thus the Osiris legend couches the transfer of Osiris’ power from proto-Venus to Mars in terms of his coffin being thrown into the sea. This power, manifested by the subsequent extension (over 2000 km) of a spectacular, flaming hardened lava-column at its north pole, surrounded by the Nun, gave rise to the notion that Osiris’ coffin had become encased in a tree trunk, because of the vertical lava tubes that encased the column. When priori-Mars left its geostationary orbit at the end of each 14.4-year encounter, Osiris was merely imagined to sleep within the Amenta (the underworld of priori-Mars) and would rise up again 15.6 years later after the next capture of Mars.
8.2 The Death of Osiris
Believe it or not, the lunar maria, currently believed to be 4 billion year old ‘lava flows’, were created as the people of the Earth watched in awe less than 3,000 years ago. This is quite clearly described, as the legend of Osiris and Isis continues. The 30-year closest approach of proto-Venus (Set) triggered each release of Mars, establishing the adversarial relationship between Set (proto-Venus) and Osiris. These releases also involved the alignment of the Sun and Moon with the planet, which occurred at a vernal equinox. The enormous convulsions at these times resulted in the shattering of the Osiris column due to the blasting of enormous, glowing, hot rock bodies into space through the same volcanic vent at the north pole, known as the ‘navel of Vishnu’. On such occasions, the Moon (Isis), Osiris’ consort, passed behind him (was obscured) as usual. In the legend this is stated as ‘One time when Isis was away, Set, (proto-Venus) killed Osiris, cutting his body into fourteen pieces and spreading them far apart so that he could never be resurrected’. Physically, this described fourteen large hot bodies being ejected in rapid-fire succession from deep inside Mars through the same vent from which the lava column (Osiris) rose. The notion of the spreading of his body parts was based on the resulting stream of fourteen large glowing bodies which arced outward and impacted the near-side of the (now reappeared) Moon, one after another. The legend concludes with Isis, going all ‘around the world’, finding the fourteen pieces of Osiris’ body and placing a monument at each location.
The Rg Veda uses a specific term, ambhamsi (streams), to describe such rapid-fire sequences ejected from the same volcanic vent, which were apparently quite common during the convulsions. Astronomical evidence of these ‘streams’ is still present in the form of many identified ‘families’ of near earth asteroids, which remain in similar orbits to this day, emphasizing their recent placement.
The fourteen large hot glowing bodies from deep within priori-Mars barely reached the orbit of the Moon and impacted one after another at low velocities on its near side where a two kilometer thick layer of small rocks, some blasted from the surface containing water, ejected by many previous convulsions of priori-Mars, had accumulated. This regolith cushioned their impacts and because the bodies were still very hot, therefore soft, they shattered upon impact on the Moon and remained in the basins created by their impacts, forming the lunar maria. Because the concentration of these impacts were slightly north of the Moons ancient equator, their added mass caused the small 6 degree rotation of the Moon’s poles.
Not realizing any connection with an Egyptian legend, modern science has determined via mascons, that there are exactly fourteen maria. Thus the lunar maria are the monuments placed by Isis, the Moon, in the Egyptian myth. Perhaps, because the ‘monuments’ on the Moon remained so visible, this event was considered the death of Osiris, and subsequent appearances of the great lava column were considered to be Osiris’ ‘son’, Horus. … In fact, there is a holiday, celebrated to this day in Egypt, called ‘the day Osiris entered into the Moon’.
The great ages calculated for the rocks returned from the near-side of the Moon, e.g. 3.16 to 4.2 billion years, are essentially measures of the age of Mars, because the nearside of the Moon is covered with more than a km thick layer of regolith ejected from the planet between 3700 and 700 BC. The differences in the ages of the individual maria, calculated by the 40Ar-39Ar (40K- 40Ar) method, derive from the different depths, i.e. the different temperatures of each of the fourteen bodies when still within priori-Mars. This resulted in differing amounts of Argon, a gas, being lost into space and upon the impact of each body. Consistent with this scenario, rare earth elements have been detected within the maria – elements that usually come from deep within a planet.
Based on the dating of all lunar rocks, astrophysicists have invented a hypothetical sequence of events called the Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) by ‘asteroids’ thought to have pounded the Moon and every other body in the solar system between 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago. But the ancient Egyptian people, who lived perhaps less than 3,000 years ago, observed and recorded the maria being created.
The ancient Egyptian observations for the creation of the lunar maria has been unwittingly corroborated by scientists at the Fermi Institute and the University of Chicago, who have calculated that the impact velocities for a dozen of the large lunar basins were very low; indeed, six of them fall below the escape velocity (2.4 kilometers per second) of the Moon. This finding and the fact that the maria are all on the near side of the Moon, are in direct opposition to the currently accepted LHB hypothesis. Once again, Egyptian texts provide an explanation based on observation of cosmic events, while the currently accepted assumption of uniformitarianism leads to completely erroneous conclusions.
8.2.1 Mesopotamian Version
Proving that this was not just an Egyptian myth, the Sumerians wrote that Shem (thought to be the third son of Noah, but actually proto-Venus) killed Nimrod (the lava-column deity) because he had led the people into the worship of Baal (Mars), then tore his body to pieces and had them sent out as a warning to others not to indulge in such false worship. Later his mother or wife, Shemiramis (the Moon), collected them, put them together and claimed he was still alive, but had become a god, similar to the legend of Isis and Osiris.
If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
Marcus Tulius Cicero