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Moreover, analysis of the 380 kg of moon soil samples brought back by astronauts shows that there is pure iron and pure titanium.
According to Tang and another recent inmate, the so-called law school puts these stubborn Falun Gong followers through weeks of intensive mental pressure, involving sleep deprivation, continuous video and audio propaganda, and prolonged interrogation by teams of specialists, backed up with beatings and torture.
Tang says the "brainwashing" is a more intensive form of the "re-education" applied to Falun Gong practitioners in between unpaid labour on export products
originally posted by: turbonium1
I've seen the moon at late night, among the stars. Soon after, the moon was in the blue skies of day, and blocking out sky behind it.
The moon is seen exactly where it is, below the blue skies in day, and among the stars as they appear after sunlight fades away.
It's creation is not known, but it's position below the blue skies is, indeed, clear for all to see.
originally posted by: LitriumGem
It's called "tidal locking."
Most major moons in the Solar System − the gravitationally rounded satellites − are tidally locked with their primaries, because they orbit very closely and tidal force increases rapidly (as a
cubic function) with decreasing distance. Notable exceptions are the irregular outer satellites of the gas giants, which orbit much farther away than the large well-known moons.
Pluto and Charon are an extreme example of a tidal lock. Charon is a relatively large moon in comparison to its primary and also has a very close orbit. This results in Pluto and Charon being mutually tidally
locked. Pluto's other moons are not tidally locked; Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra all rotate chaotically due to the influence of Charon.
So, any reason for us to read any further in your source of supposed "head scratchers?"
I mean, he's making it up, as I just showed.
Doesn't bode well for any discussion with you if you believe whatever you read at fringe sites making up lies that you could have easily checked on.
Although other moons are tidal locked only the moon has synchronous rotation of 1 to 1:
An excerpt from from: ask.metafilter.com...
You question suggests that "perfect lock" means it will always face the same side, and "imperfect lock" means it will eventually show the opposite side. What you are missing here is that tidal lock ≠ same side always faces (called synchronous rotation).
Synchronous rotation is a specific case where the tidal locking is 1 to 1, that is, a body rotates around its own axis in the same time it orbits another. Tidal locking doesn't require it to be 1 to 1. In the case of the Moon-Earth system, it is 1 to 1, and for purposes of this question, it will forever be. It will never show the other side.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: chr0naut
all in excess of 5 million years old by any dating method applicable.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Harte
Earth is trying to catch up, and would do so. If the Sun wasn't going to expand so damned much, the Earth would eventually become locked to the Moon. Only one hemisphere of Earth would see the Moon. I would want it to be the hemisphere I was on.