poiu. . If gravity pulls two objects together collide with earth. Yes, the moon moves approximately 2 centimeters closer to the earth every year. poiu If gravity pulls two objects together collide with earth Yes the moon moves approximately 2 centimeters closer to every year
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User avatar #3 - superdave
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(11/03/2012) [-]
Yes, the moon moves approximately 2 centimeters closer to the earth every year.
User avatar #5 to #3 - toriofwind
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yes however this imbalance cause a slight increase momentum and so the moon swings out again.
User avatar #9 - mruchakid
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fun fact the moon is actully moving away from us and one day it will drift out of our orbit nah im kidding the sun will expand and kill us long before that happens
#1 - anon id: 1ec2528f
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yes
User avatar #2 to #1 - ponsko
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no
#4 to #2 - anon id: 4f937abe
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the moon and earth do get closer together as time passes but compared to the distance apart its negligible. The earth and our sun are also getting closer as each year passes
#8 to #4 - quantumsalad
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actually its the exact opposite, our orbital speed around the sun is not perfect and we infact moved slightly away every year, this is how mars once had liquid water on its surface despite its distance, because it used to be alot closer
User avatar #12 to #8 - Alucardsay
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No, the reason why Mars had liquid water in the distant past is that it once had a significant atmosphere which warmed up the planet enough for it to have liquid water. Unfortunately, over time the atmosphere was lost to space due to the fact the mars is significantly smaller and thus does not have the same magnitude of gravity as say earth. The same phenomenon happens on earth though to a far smaller degree.
User avatar #6 to #4 - traelos
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That's just because the moon has an imperfect orbit. It's conceivably possible that an object could have a forward motion perfectly equal in force to the pull of gravity on that same object, meaning that theoretically even though gravity pulls two objects together, the moon could retain a perfect orbit, or even be slowly slipping out of orbit.

It's like if I said that if I pull a trigger to a gun, will you die? While I may very well have been aiming the gun at you and it killed you, it's also possible that the gun was unloaded, pointed elsewhere, misfired, loaded with a blank, etc.

TL;DR just because is caused by something doesn't mean that it will work that way every time.
User avatar #7 to #6 - maidenmk
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your gun analogy is alittle redundant to this argument. True that things dont always work the way they are expected. But the comparison to the forces of nature and the possible scenarios of a controllable piece of technology is apples and oranges.
User avatar #10 to #7 - traelos
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Except no, the analogy works perfectly fine.