disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

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disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby action » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:26 am

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the moon steals earths rotation speed! :cry:

the moon is drifting away from earth, 4 cm each year :(

earth's rotation speed has dramatically decreased in the last 100 years, resulting in longer days / nights

if the earth's rotation speed isnt fast enough, our magnetic field will weaken and deadly solar radiation will reach the planet :cry: we will all be cooked like we're in a micro wave :cry: :cry:

the seas will move, europe and north america will be gone. the rest will be inhabitable
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby Tarkus » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:45 am

Yes, the moon does slow Earth's rotational speed down- so do all of Jupiter's moons to Jupiter, Phobos and Diemos to Mars, and all the other moons to all the other planets, and all of them in turn slow down the rotational speed of the Sun. That's how gravity works with respect to the orbits of celestial bodies in a vacuum. That rotational speed has nothing to do with our magnetic field; that's generated by the interior movements and currents within the molten core of the Earth. This is why Mars, despite having rotational speed but no liquid core, doesn't have a magnetic field. Do read some astronomy or physics books, please. ;-)
 
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby The__KingOfRhye » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:27 pm

action wrote:earth's rotation speed has dramatically decreased in the last 100 years, resulting in longer days / nights


That's absolutely right......if you consider 0.0017 seconds over 100 years a dramatic decrease!

Incidentally, that's why they occasionally add a 'leap second' to the official time (UTC), like they did back on June 30...
 
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby Simon » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:06 pm

The__KingOfRhye wrote:
action wrote:earth's rotation speed has dramatically decreased in the last 100 years, resulting in longer days / nights


That's absolutely right......if you consider 0.0017 seconds over 100 years a dramatic decrease!

Incidentally, that's why they occasionally add a 'leap second' to the official time (UTC), like they did back on June 30...

Which is being questioned too, by the way...

Anyway, action needs to know that it is dangerous to confuse X-Files with news reports (except Fox News, there's about the same amount of truth in it as in X-Files)
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby bluerhap » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:36 am

The dilithium crystals cannae take it captain.
 
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby Kes » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:30 am

The beryllium sphere isn't doing so well, either! :shock:
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Re: disaster! the moon is stealing earths rotation speed!

Postby action » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:40 am

only one week to live :cry:

six asteroids will hit us and we're all going to die :cry: :cry:
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