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and its got much lower gravity so the imprints of the asteroids stay longer.
Originally posted by jrod
I like NASA's neo-simualted orbits, it really shows how the gravity of the the moon and earth together warp their path. Does anyone know how bing of an asteroid it takes to get through our Earths atmosphere?
Originally posted by FreeMason
I've never bothered to seek out any real scientific thought about this, but to me it seems that the Moon is very cratered...without it we'd be that much more cratered, therefore our lives are dependent upon the Moon for absorbing a LOT of damage for us.
I'm wondering if any other scientists have ever really put forth this as another factor that adds to the RARITY of life on Earth.
I'm also wondering if it is even a real factor.
So it boils down to what are the people's (you guys) thoughts about this!?