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“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” -Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

If you’ve ever seen the porthole of a live space capsule, you will notice that it is probably badly pitted. It arrived back to earth all pitted when they first took it out of the space capsule because out of space is full of dust. Imagine blasting off with all that!

When they are traveling around at 18,000 miles an hour, they run into the dust and it hits the glass. Well, in like fashion, the earth and the moon are racing around the sun together at about 66,000 miles an hour.

So the earth and the moon are running into all this dust in space all of the time. Just as your windshield collects bugs certain times of the year, the dust gets thicker and thicker on the surface of the moon and on the earth due to constant exposure.

The difference is, on earth we have air, which makes wind and water and any dust that lands here get mixed in. Once in awhile you will see a little bit on your furniture from time to time.

This cosmic dust coming in from outer space generally gets incorporated into soil.

But on the moon they have no wind and no water. So any dust that lands on the moon is going to be undisturbed.

Well, before they went to land on the moon in 1969, they were very concerned that going to the moon would be a problem because of the dust on the moon. They did all sorts of studies and decided the dust would be an inch thick every 10,000 years. They said, “Man the moon is billions of years old, wow! Billions of years divided by 10,000, there is going to be a lot of dust on the moon!” They were concerned the guys would actually sink into the dust.

If you spoke to the guy that created, designed, and built the radio back pack that Armstrong was wearing when he was on the moon, he would tell you, “I was instructed to make the back pack dust-proof just in case they sank into the dust. We thought there might be a problem [and] we want to be able to communicate with the guys.”

They also constructed huge landing pads on the spacecraft to prevent it from sinking in. They call it the snow shoe affect which spreads the weight out. It cost millions of dollars more to add these duck feet as they are called. They were worried about the spacecraft sinking into the dust. It was a very serious concern. You can listen to the conversation of the guys when they landed on the moon and the whole conversation, centers around one question, “Where is the dust?” They talked about how deep the lunar pads sank in–about a half inch. Even the rocket that let them go down slow, the retro-rocket that lets them down slow, they thought it would blow a huge crater, not even an inch deep. Where is all the dust up there? The dust was about a half-inch thick.

Well, in 1972 after they had been to the moon several times, they revised the calculation of how much dust there should be so that it would fit the evolution theory.

I do not know how much dust there should be or should not be, but I know this, the evolution theory failed to predict the right amount. A half inch of dust is all there was on the moon, and that would fit fine with what the Bible says; namely, that God made the moon about 6,000 years ago–not billions.



For more Age Limiting Factors:

Age Limiting Factors: The Sun

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Moon

Age Limiting Factors: The Geomagentic Field

Age Limiting Factors: Stars & Supernovas

Age Limiting Factors: Niagara Falls

Age Limiting Factors: Spiraling Galaxies

Age Limiting Factors: Red Giants

Age Limiting Factors: Sahara Desert

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Oldest Living Organism

Age Limiting Factors: Erosion Rates

Age Limiting Factors: Moon Dust

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Slowing Rotation

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