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Ranger to the Moon - The History Behind the Flight of the American Rocket VII
Ranger to the Moon - The History Behind the Flight of the American Rocket VII
Author: Willy Ley
Willy Ley, famed scientist-writer, describes the lunar adventure headlining today's news. In "Ranger to the Moon" he explains the latest information that has been gathered by rocket research about the moon's topography, orbit, and origins - the scientific facts revealed by actual close-up investigation. Mr. Ley also gives a second-by-second co...  more »
ISBN: 76381
Pages: 122
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Publisher: Signet Science Library
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Written in 1965. Chapter on the origin of the moon is amusing in hindsight. He spends about a page and a half explaining George Darwin's 1898 theory that the moon broke away from the earth, and concludes "But nobody believes any of this anymore. There is no way in which a large piece can break away from a planet without causing more than comparitively minor damage to the rest of it. The idea that the moon might be a child of the earth is as obsolete as an idea can be." Well, guess what the current theory of the origin of the moon is?
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