This gives us an additional tool to understanding the surface of the Moon. Large devices discharge plasma which can sculpt the surface or at least may well have done so in the distant past.
Also understand that it is likely the moon was the forming device used to reshape the Earth's surface four billion years ago. This was done by the expedient of going back in time to actually execute and leaving the moon there to continue operations as needed.. Thus it makes sense that the same thing is done to produce the rings themselves about Saturn. Time is not the problem here.
At least those Mare now make fine sense...
Moreover, available topographical imagery is rather sketchy and too wanting in overall detail for demonstrating application using other Saturnian satellites. Earth's moon, on the other hand, enjoys the most complete and highly detailed mapping of all the celestial bodies. Furthermore, remote independency exists with respect to the Saturnian complex Consequently, earth's moon makes an ideal candidate with which to test the concept of vehicle-created surface scars.
1. Visibility limit
Instead, different markings prevail.
Typically, craters have been cited as evidence that meteors, or showers of meteors, have impacted in prehistoric times. Thus, scars and markings are, in themselves, informational data; and interpretation of their geometry and contents deviates significantly from a circular contour. Accordingly, the outer ridge circle can be described as having a "trough" in it due to this deviation. An "inverted trough" is formed above by small rills and ridges between the inner and outer ridges. The resulting enclosure, which approximates an oblate ellipse, (6), encompasses surface which is relatively smooth compared with surface outside the oblate enclosure.
let us examine Mare Orientale without preconceived notions regarding its formation, and permit the
Interestingly, the age of Mare Orientale independently has been pegged at about 3 to 4 billion years. Discovery that the unorthodox sectorial illumination of Iapetus is attributable directly to the presence of an encompassing electro-potential field leads to a tentative conclusion about the long-extinct lunar magnetic field. Specifically, the conclusion is reached that the moon has, at some time, experienced the same treatment as Iapetus. According to Plates 44 and 45, an identifiable time at which the moon has undergone magnetizing influences is from an electromagnetic vehicle while forming Mare Orientale. Co-supportive ages of Mare Orientale and ancient lunar magnetism inferentially age-dates the mechanism responsible. Specifically, the conclusion can be drawn that electromagnetic vehicles themselves have been around for a long time - at least 3 to 4 billion years.
This integral posture is much more substantial than concepts which explain prehistoric data only for narrow circumstances.