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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:18 PM

The Moon is slowly drifting away from Earth and it's beginning to impact us Not big unless U live 4e

forever.

It turns out that scientists have discovered the Moon is drifting away from Earth, and itís changing everything we thought we knew about our planetís relationship with its only natural satellite.

Itís also having a very real impact on the length of days on our planet Ė albeit at an incredibly slow rate.

By moving away from Earth over the course of millions of years, the Moon is simultaneously making the length of the average day longer.

A study by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focused on rock from a formation aged at 90 million years. By doing so, they were able to analyse the Earthís interactions with the Moon 1.4 billion years ago.

It turns out that the Moon is moving away from Earth at us at 3.82 centimetres a year. That means that, eventually, itíll result in Earth days lasting 25 hours in 200 million years time. /snip

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/the-moon-is-slowly-drifting-away-from-earth-and-it-s-beginning-to-impact-us/ar-AA1gEhJ5?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=ccd891fac8404059b0d91dd2f05f3172&ei=14

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:27 PM

1. I thought they've know this for some time

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:05 PM

4. They have

I've been reading an Asimov science book ( Beginnings ) and one chapter talks about the moon. I don't understand the physics of it, but it has to do with the preservation of angular momentum. A few billion years ago, the moon was a lot closer.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:33 PM

2. What will I do with that extra hour every day?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:42 PM

3. I'm a patient kinda guy. I can wait.

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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:15 PM

5. Vampires are gonna be pissed!

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