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    So I saw a bunch of stupid unscientific articles that say they discovered a crack getting bigger on the moon. I am 98% percent it's obvious bull****, but there's probably *something* that triggered this fake news. I was hoping someone would know.

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    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/L...king-moon.html
    https://weather.com/en-IN/india/scie...-lunar-surface

    Seems the closest to a decent article on it. The moon either has some tectonic events due to magma, or the caverns inside of it are slowly collapsing due to a lack of magma causing the moon to shrink.
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    That's pretty cool. So basically the moon is collapsing on itself for whatever it can collapse on its; pockets of nonrocks existing within the celestial body getting displaced, and the overall body is now denser.

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    Default Re: The Moon Cracking

    A quick search reveals mostly old articles that are really about scientists and NASA being aware of cracks in the moon due to cooling and past tectonic activity.

    The only recent exception I could readily see is one Indian "news" site that seems more interested in sensational claims than actual news - where the headline mentions an expanding crack, but the following article has nothing of the sort and is merely the shrinking moon ideas again.

    So, there doesn't appear to be anything that's changed recently, and I don't really see any claims or news about the moon cracking anyway. What did you see that grabbed your attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmor View Post
    A quick search reveals mostly old articles that are really about scientists and NASA being aware of cracks in the moon due to cooling and past tectonic activity.

    The only recent exception I could readily see is one Indian "news" site that seems more interested in sensational claims than actual news - where the headline mentions an expanding crack, but the following article has nothing of the sort and is merely the shrinking moon ideas again.

    So, there doesn't appear to be anything that's changed recently, and I don't really see any claims or news about the moon cracking anyway. What did you see that grabbed your attention?
    A joke facebook post about the india article you mentioned, and someone asking "who got the Moon Hatching for November 2020?"

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    I know there's a rift on the moon called the Rima Ariadaeus that kind of looks like the moon is cracking when looked at from the correct angle
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    I get that the 70s were a special time, but what did I just watch?
    a) Thundarr started in 1980.
    b) The introduction to Thundarr, the Barbarian, a sci/fantasy cartoon.
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    I get that the 70s were a special time, but what did I just watch?
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    A joke facebook post about the india article you mentioned, and someone asking "who got the Moon Hatching for November 2020?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
    a) Thundarr started in 1980.
    b) The introduction to Thundarr, the Barbarian, a sci/fantasy cartoon.
    A barbarian with a magic sword (bit like a lightsaber), a hulking catlike person (who is easily amused but smarter than you think) and a slightly bitchy sorceress (of Asian extraction) and one sane woman. The world is ruined and overrun by wizards who use magic and superhigh tech (Think Girl Genius with actually magic spells). A wonderful romp. A lot of character designs and other stuff by the great Jack Kirby. Good grief stumbled on a Thundarr the Barbarian RPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
    a) Thundarr started in 1980.
    b) The introduction to Thundarr, the Barbarian, a sci/fantasy cartoon.
    Yes, so it was probably laid down in 1979 at the latest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    I get that the 70s were a special time, but what did I just watch?
    Don't act like you think Thundarr is weird when Adventure Time and Steven Universe are on TV right now.
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    Don't act like you think Thundarr is weird when Adventure Time and Steven Universe are on TV right now.
    I don't watch either of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuc Xac View Post
    Don't act like you think Thundarr is weird when Adventure Time and Steven Universe are on TV right now.
    I thought they both ended
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    For an 80's toy commercial, I'm surprised how complex - and dark - Thundarr's worldbuilding backstory is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohandas View Post
    I thought they both ended
    They'll be seen on reruns for at least the next decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    For an 80's toy commercial, I'm surprised how complex - and dark - Thundarr's worldbuilding backstory is.
    I never saw the toys, which was, itself, kind of amazing in retrospect.
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    They never made it to the Osco, I can tell you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    For an 80's toy commercial, I'm surprised how complex - and dark - Thundarr's worldbuilding backstory is.
    Ah, now Thundarr makes so much more sense. I had forgotten that most 80s animated shows were thinly veiled toy commercials.
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    Giantitp, the website where going from

    Genuine Curiosity alà "I hear there are observable Cracks on the Moon, is this just Crack?"

    to

    Dismay over "the overabundance of Comercial Advertizement Cartoons in the 80ies"

    in less than 20 posts is not even blinked at.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    I had forgotten that most 80s animated shows were thinly veiled toy commercials.
    I agree completely, except for the "thinly veiled" part.

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