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About Chat Expert Dr. Renee Weber
Dr. Renee Weber is a planetary scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. She serves as the project scientist for the Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project, a software project designed to provide lunar maps and surface feature information to mission planners and other lunar researchers. Renee's scientific research focuses on planetary seismology, in particular the re-processing of seismic data from the Apollo missions. She is involved in several international efforts with goals of sending modern, broad-band seismometers to both the moon and Mars.
SImona: Why is the Moon moving away from earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year?
Renee_Weber: It's caused by gravitational torque on the lunar orbit.
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Manhater
My apologies, I should have hand washed it in lukewarm water and let it air dry.
But I've only got so many hours to wash it and I've got to hang it back up there before nightfall.
Cut me a little slack!