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Mystery Moon 'gel' revealed in new photograph

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Hazzard

Pretty much what I and others already guessed it was.

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Twisted_Caulk

Mmm the Moon is secreting goo for visitors in a galactic mating ritual for visitors, much like when a female animal sprays objects to attract males while in heat.

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Hammerclaw

Gel? Must be some sort of translation error.

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freetoroam

Where are they getting gel from? 

Not from this and it is in the article 

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One possible explanation is that the substance could be a type of dark glass that forms during an asteroid impact - the same glass previously seen by the Apollo 17 astronauts back in 1972

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"It appears to have brighter material embedded within the larger, darker regions, although there is a chance that is light glinting off a smooth surface."

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/331466/mystery-moon-gel-revealed-in-new-photograph

 

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Waspie_Dwarf
2 hours ago, Hammerclaw said:

Gel? Must be some sort of translation error.

No, the problem is that most people don't understand what, scientifically a gel is.

1 hour ago, freetoroam said:

Where are they getting gel from?

From actually understanding what constitutes a gel.

 

Most people think that a gel is a thick liquid, in fact it is a mostly liquid substance that can act like a solid.

HERE is what a gel actually is. Note this:

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Note 2: A gel can contain:

3. a polymer network formed through glassy junction points, e.g., one based on block copolymers.

That is pretty much what you are quoting... so THAT is where they are getting gel from.

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Hammerclaw
36 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

No, the problem is that most people don't understand what, scientifically a gel is.

From actually understanding what constitutes a gel.

 

Most people think that a gel is a thick liquid, in fact it is a mostly liquid substance that can act like a solid.

HERE is what a gel actually is. Note this:

That is pretty much what you are quoting... so THAT is where they are getting gel from.

Seems a similar sort of misperception to Schiaparelli's "Canali" being misinterpreted as canals. In any event, I rather doubt a Western scientist would have described what is in that image as a "gel".

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freetoroam
29 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

No, the problem is that most people don't understand what, scientifically a gel is.

From actually understanding what constitutes a gel.

 

Most people think that a gel is a thick liquid, in fact it is a mostly liquid substance that can act like a solid.

HERE is what a gel actually is. Note this:

That is pretty much what you are quoting... so THAT is where they are getting gel from.

The possibility does not say gel-like,  it says dark glass. Although gel can turn to glass,  they do not know if this dark glass was a gel.

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Our best guess as to what it might be: a type of glass material that formed as a result of the heat caused by the meteor impact itself. It remains unclear if the substance has any gel-like properties or is rather a solid object with a reflective surface.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/china-moon-rover-gel-substance

It seems glass material would have been better to use as opposed to gel. But as yet,  they do not know.

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freetoroam

If it is like the samples found by Apollo 17,  I do not see gel mention here:

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It would make sense if what has just been found,  is like what was found by Apollo 17.

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quiXilver

well... glass is not a solid.

but then technically, depending on level of magnification and myopia, everything solid is vibration so...

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Almighty Evan
58 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

No, the problem is that most people don't understand what, scientifically a gel is.

From actually understanding what constitutes a gel.

 

Most people think that a gel is a thick liquid, in fact it is a mostly liquid substance that can act like a solid.

HERE is what a gel actually is. Note this:

That is pretty much what you are quoting... so THAT is where they are getting gel from.

I remember for a long time being told glass is a "liquid" and "flows". 

Alas, https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-glass-is-a-liquid-myth-has-finally-been-destroyed-496190894

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opaquebh

Could be pockets of iron from when the asteroid hit, melting the iron and then have it solidifying in a melted form? Thus appearing in a

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tortugabob

High stress impact glass. Nothing to see here people. Move along.

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