Have any of our scientific fraternity any comment on this? Anomaly at the moon’s South Pole crater.
It seems that there's the remains of the large asteroid that caused the crater buried underneath it. If that asteroid was partly metallic, it would have a higher density than the Moon's rock, which would show up as the gravity anomaly.
I’m wondering...If a heavy metal asteroid struck anywhere on the moon the moon would suddenly be out of balance. Would that cause a shift in the axis of rotation so that the heavy spot would wind up at one of the poles?
Well, something I said a long time ago . . . . and perhaps they are now starting to realize . . . . We know that mining asteroids could be immensely profitable, and there are a lot of difficulties involved in doing so. However, mining the Moon would be much easier, and, the Moon is full of all kinds of debris from impacts from all kinds of things . . . . this makes the Moon even more fruitful than asteroid mining, so perhaps with more news like this, they will come to this realization. Mars should be second in priority. Not only can the Moon provide many immensely valuable resources, it can also provide a jump off point. Because it rotates around the earth, whenever something is launched from the Moon at the right point in time, it already has the momentum given to it by the Moon, and because the escape velocity of the Moon is so much less, you could not ask for a much better space station. Wake up people, the Moon is much more valuable than mining a fucking asteroid or any trip to Mars, not to mention also, it is much closer.
That is a no shitter . . . . given the attitude toward science and education of so many willfully ignorant Americans, the Chinese are going to wipe their ass with the good old US of A.
I think there's bound to be some effect, depending on the mass of the impacting body, and how much it is denser than the surrounding material. But as it happened a very long time ago, as indicated by the number of later craters that have been formed in the area, the effects would have stabilized by now.