the more you know. . The Moon is drifting away from Earth at a rote of about 3. (1. 48%) per year - about as fast as your fingernails grow. It also has a "braki
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The Moon is drifting away from Earth at a rote of
about 3. (1. 48%) per year - about as fast as your
fingernails grow.
It also has a "braking" effect on Earth' s rotational speed,
causing the length of a day to slowly increase. The length
of a day is increasing by 1. 7 milliseconds every century.
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Submitted: 05/27/2013
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#11 - dashgamer (05/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
She's breaking up with me.
#15 - babs (05/28/2013) [-]
good thing that im a nail biter!
good thing that im a nail biter!
User avatar #3 - jacklane (05/28/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I do not believe that this is a scientific fact that the moon moves away that exact amount. I think that the such an insignificant amount of distance, compared to the distance between the earth and the moon, is not measurable by our current technology (yes, even using P-codes) and this content is false.
#5 to #3 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm not sure what a p-code is in this context . . .

But by bouncing lasers off of reflectors that the astronauts left there, yes, they most certainly can measure the distance to the moon accurate down to the inch.
#2 - wyvrn (05/28/2013) [-]
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User avatar #20 - nicolbolas (05/28/2013) [-]
will the moon break away from earth's gravity at some point in the distant future?
#14 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
"My ******** detector is off the charts!"
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#7 to #6 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
The way the moon formed was thus:

During the early stages of the solar system, a large celestial body hit the earth at such an angle that a huge chunk of it was knocked off. A lot of that material fell back down onto Earth and the rest became the moon. While it is within our gravitational field, it's still going outward, just very, VERY slowly. Why the **** would we put rockets on the moon to push it away?

Do you even know how many ******* rockets it would take? It would take rockets over the entire visible surface of the moon that we see during a full moon, and the rockets would have to be easily several hundred feet tall. Now I don't know about you, but I didn't hear about the few hundred million ******* rockets we sent to the moon to push it the **** away.

User avatar #16 - thereisaguy (05/28/2013) [-]
That number seems off, I know my fingernails grow much faster than that, or I have the lamest superpower ever.
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