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    Why is the Moon Leaving Us?

    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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    Was it something I said?

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    Probably that's why no one has been there since 1972. It's a longer trip now.

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    It actually left us on 13 September 1999.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It actually left us on 13 September 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.

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    Such an ungrateful satellite.

    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).

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    What affect will the asteroid that they want to bring into a Moon orbit have on the Earth / Moon relationship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Dwarf View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    Practically nothing.
    So, a few centimeters per year perhaps.

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