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Fraser
2014-Jun-09, 06:50 PM
Goodbye Moon. Every year, the Moon slips a few centimeters away from us, slowing down our day. Why is the Moon drifting away from us, and how long will it take before the Earth and the Moon are tidally locked to each other? (...)Read the rest of Why is the Moon Leaving Us? (834 words) […]

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publiusr
2014-Jun-13, 10:19 PM
Was it something I said?

Wokka
2014-Jun-14, 08:03 AM
Probably that's why no one has been there since 1972. It's a longer trip now.

Trebuchet
2014-Jun-14, 05:05 PM
It actually left us on 13 September 1999 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999).

NEOWatcher
2014-Jun-17, 05:11 PM
It actually left us on 13 September 1999 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999).
Yep, that just proves that the goverment has been hiding their secret base on the far side of the moon.
That's what you get when you keep a nuclear policy a secret.

Buttercup
2014-Jun-17, 05:15 PM
Such an ungrateful satellite. :mad:

And what will become of Earth's tides eventually? And etc. But probably that'll be about the time old Sol has swollen up and devoured Venus already (...not much left to worry ourselves about). :eh:

Brown Dwarf
2014-Jun-20, 11:27 AM
What affect will the asteroid that they want to bring into a Moon orbit have on the Earth / Moon relationship?

NEOWatcher
2014-Jun-20, 01:23 PM
What affect will the asteroid that they want to bring into a Moon orbit have on the Earth / Moon relationship?
Practically nothing.
The rock is going to be about 500 tons.

Thats about
0.000000000000000008% the weight of the Earth.

Brown Dwarf
2014-Jun-20, 08:37 PM
Practically nothing.
So, a few centimeters per year perhaps. :)