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Did You Know...The rotation of the Earth will eventually slow down to match the moon

MissingTheO.C. 2012/09/21 02:32:38
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  • marty 2012/10/08 00:59:56
    I didn't Know!
    marty
    It might take awhile.
  • sjalan 2012/09/21 05:20:39
    I knew!
    sjalan
    It was part of basic astronomy in college.
  • Sparklee 2012/09/21 03:51:37
    I didn't Know!
    Sparklee
    Interesting.I had know idea.I wonder how long before it happens.
  • BHGOzzy 2012/09/21 03:08:34
    I knew!
    BHGOzzy
    In several... what... billion years?
  • Soup Man 2012/09/21 02:49:06
    I knew!
    Soup Man
    And the moon is drifting away each day as the result of it
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/09/21 02:47:17
    I didn't Know!
    lurx: the soda jerk
    Although I did know that the mass of the moon was ejected from the Earth due to an early cosmic collision.

    mass moon ejected earth cosmic collision

    ...and it is probably due to the conservation of rotational inertia that the face of the moon that we see always faces the earth as it rotates around our planet.
  • Kiosk Kid 2012/09/21 02:43:54
    I didn't Know!
    Kiosk Kid
    I didn't know but I would like to know why.
  • Defcon 2012/09/21 02:38:06
    I didn't Know!
    Defcon
    But it would take more than a persons lifetime for it to happen
  • All American 2012/09/21 02:36:49
    I didn't Know!
    All American
    I won't be able to sleep from here on out.
  • Defcon All Ame... 2012/09/21 02:37:35
    Defcon
    It would take more than your lifetime for it to happen, so you can sleep
  • All Ame... Defcon 2012/09/21 03:51:06
    All American
    Zzzzzzzzzzzz
  • TuringsChild 2012/09/21 02:33:45
    I knew!
    TuringsChild
    +1
    That's what the tides are all about.
  • BHGOzzy Turings... 2012/09/21 03:09:09
  • Turings... BHGOzzy 2012/09/21 05:20:41
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Wow. I didn't know I had such a dirty mind.....

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