I believe many friends are aware of the US-Soviet competition in the 1950s and 1970s. At that time, the US and the Soviet Union formed an epic krypton-gold duel in order to compete for the supremacy of the earth.
We all know that the Soviet Union in the middle of the last century was very powerful, and it had to lead the United States in terms of science and technology. The United States was naturally not convinced and wanted to defeat the Soviet Union, so there was a big showdown in science and technology. The Soviet Union was worthy of being the leader of science and technology at the time. It was the first to launch mankind’s first artificial satellite, and it also made it the first time for an astronaut to set foot in space.
Later, in order to catch up with the Soviet Union, the United States launched the more ambitious Apollo moon landing program. In 1969, the first manned landing on the moon was realized, which was the first time so far. In addition to competing in space, the United States and the Soviet Union are also engaged in scientific and technological competitions on the earth, such as exploring the mysteries of the earth’s interior, but the United States chose to dig holes in the sea. Due to the technical difficulty and the cost of money, it was not implemented.
On the contrary, the Soviet Union spent 20 years on a great underground drilling experiment-Kola ultra-deep drilling. Through this drilling experiment, we have a new understanding of the world on the surface. Of course, the Soviet Union did not dig through the earth, the deepest point was only 12,296 meters, and even the outermost crust was not broken.
In this epic US-Soviet competition, in order to defeat the Soviet Union and win the competition, the United States put forward a crazy plan, which is to blow up the moon. The moon is the only natural satellite of the earth, and it is naturally very closely related to the earth. At the beginning, people didn’t know much about the moon and thought it was a scourge. Many geological disasters on the earth are related to it. .
So someone proposed a crazy plan to blow up the moon to remove these threats. When yes, this plan was called the “A119 Project.” In 1958, several senior officials in the United States approached the then American scientist Riffel and proposed this crazy plan to blow up the moon. The weapon is naturally a nuclear bomb.
For the realization of this plan, the scientist Rafael established a team and began the “feasibility demonstration of the lunar nuclear explosion project.” Of course, this plan was not realized in the end, otherwise there might be no moon now, and many people believe that even if the United States implemented this crazy plan at that time, the moon would not be blown up.
Because according to the current technological strength of mankind, even with a powerful nuclear bomb, it cannot bring devastating damage to the moon. We must know that the dense craters on the moon are the result of a large number of asteroid impacts. So many asteroid impacts cannot destroy the moon, and human nuclear bombs are even more impossible. This may be the last time the United States gave up this crazy plan. main reason.
Although this crazy plan was not implemented in the end, people’s discussion on it has never stopped. Someone asked a question: If the moon is really blown up, what will be the consequences?
We all know now that the moon is very important to the earth. Once there is no moon, the earth will usher in terrible disasters. So what is going on? I believe my friends all know that the moon always faces the earth with only one face. The reason for this is that the mass of the moon relative to the earth is too large.
The mass ratio of the moon and the earth is as high as one-eighty-eighth. This mass is surprisingly large. We must know that the mass ratios of other moons and planets we found in the solar system are basically below one-thousandth. The surprisingly large mass ratio causes the moon’s gravitational influence on the earth to be very obvious. This is the force of the tides as we all know.
The moon and the earth will produce a tidal effect, which brings various changes to the earth’s ecological environment. Since the moon was formed 4 billion years ago, it has basically participated in the evolution of the earth’s ecology. It is precisely because of the appearance of the moon that the earth’s rotation speed is constantly slowing down, so that a good and stable ecosystem can be formed quickly.
Therefore, the current ecosystem structure of the earth is the result of the participation of the moon’s gravity, and it is closely bound to the earth. If the moon is disappeared by a bomb, then this tidal effect will disappear, causing a huge disaster.
The earth and the moon are an integral system. This system revolves around the star and the sun. When the moon in this system disappears, the mass of the entire system will decrease, which will change the orbit of the earth and accelerate the rotation of the earth. In this case, the internal structure of the earth will become unstable, causing large-scale tsunamis, even volcanic eruptions, and in severe cases, the continental plates will regroup.
These geological activities will be a devastating disaster for life on earth and mankind. In addition to these, the earth without the protection of the moon may usher in a large number of asteroid impacts. We all know that the solar system is a galaxy with a very large number of asteroids, and the earth can avoid being hit by asteroids continuously, mainly because it has two guardians, one is Jupiter and the other is the moon.
Jupiter blocks the front of the earth, which can attract a large number of asteroids for us, and the asteroids that bypass Jupiter need to pass through the hurdle of the moon to hit the earth. When we observe countless craters on the moon, we can imagine how many asteroids have hit the moon in billions of years.
According to a report issued by the European Space Agency (ESA) in the past year, mankind has recorded the 100th “lunar impact event.” If there is no moon, then these 100 impacts may come to the earth, which will trigger the mass extinction disaster.
Therefore, the moon plays the role of the earth’s protector, and its gravitational force also stabilizes the ecology and internal structure of the earth, so we can’t think crazy about how to blow up the moon, but protect it well. If in the future, extraterrestrial civilization comes to the solar system, it doesn’t take much action to destroy mankind. It only needs to blow up the moon, then human disaster will come.
This shows how important the moon is to mankind. Therefore, when mankind’s technological strength has developed to a certain level, it is necessary to land on the moon, establish protective measures on the moon, and establish a strong base to protect the moon. To protect the moon is to protect the homeland of mankind. If the moon is lost, mankind will also lose the beautiful homeland of the earth.