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I have stated in my article that the moon rotates about an axis, passing through the centre of the earth, which is not strictly true, but does not vitiate the conclusions I have drawn. It is well known, of course, that the two bodies revolve around a common centre of gravity which is at a distance of a little over 2,899 miles from the earth's centre.
Other cases of locked-in rotation
Moons whose rotation is "locked in" or "synchronous"--always presenting the same face to the parent body--are surprisingly common in the solar system, especially inner moons, close to the planet. All four "Galilean satellites" of Jupiter are synchronous: volcanic Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, all discovered by Galileo. The 5 inner moons of Saturn are similarly synchronous, as is Iapetus, more distant, the mysterious half-dark-half-light moon which in Arthur Clarke's book "2001, Space Odyssey" was the gateway to another world.
The rotation of the planet Mercury is locked onto the Sun in a strange way--three rotations every two orbits. And the strange rotation of Venus, from east to west, unlike Earth--seems to be locked on Earth. The lock seems imperfect and may be accidental, but the fact is that every time Venus is closest to Earth, it presents us with almost exactly the same face. Venus is covered by dense clouds, and the radar-carrying Magellan mission has mapped almost all of its surface in great detail. Before that, though, the main tool for studying the surface were radio telescopes, doubling as radar dishes for bouncing signals off the planet. Only imperfect images could be obtained, but astronomers were frustrated to find that on every closest approach, the same face presented itself.
Originally posted by zysin5
Just Yesterday you where jumping at the chance to be a part of this Cool Hand. I took the time to send you a U2, aswell as John taking the time to say that yes he would be taking a small part in this.
I thought this is what you wanted?
Okay then why go threw all the trouble of asking John to contact someone like me if you already knew about work?
I understand WE all have to work and do our own thing.. But you asked, and you got it.. Now you are backing out?
Please if you dont mind, what makes you overquailified for this? I dont know who you are in real life, nor am I asking for anything to personal.
But when you say you are overquailified for what we are looking for, just what do you mean by that?
Why are you backing out now, when John said he would be part of this.
He never said he was going to fly as if he did and missed, anyone could turn around and say, well he missed on purpose.
IF you are a highly skilled in the air, and with aircraft, Then why wouldnt you want to disprove John Lear?
In your post you said you would love to see the look on his face when someone hit the target dead center?
I never said I wanted to be a part of this. You are putting words in my mouth. The fact that you went ahead and contacted John is all on you.
posted by COOL HAND
I think it would be worth contributing to it just to see the look on his face when someone pulls it off.
Originally posted by zysin5
For the record John Lear emailed me. I did not send him a mail.. He emailed me Cool Hand.
I didnt think I was putting words into your mouth. So sorry If you feel that way. While personally I feel you have been called to show your hand, and you have decided to fold.
So you see how I and others might have been misled to belive you wanted to be a small part of this? I mean thinking about something, and wanting to contribute in my book is being a part of something..
Either way.. It will happen with or without your help..
..his... commitment to revealing what he believes is the truth.
Originally posted by COOL HAND I am a little shocked to find out that was not the case.
Originally posted by weedwhackereven when I make typos (shout out to Zorgon!!!!) just in case he's listening, watching, reading!!!
We joke around, and yes, the humor can be, sometimes very specific....and very personal....but it's like siblings, toying with each other....it's fun, but not serious....
Sheesh! No matter haw hard I try, I still make spelling errors!! Look! Just made another!!! LOL!!!
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
I should post that Nixon knew the truth about Hitler.
That would give Nixon the highest clearance.
topic once upon a time. it meshes quite well with several of his concepts, and would explain possible life on the "gas giants".