From: Perry Mick <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 11:28:11 -0800 Fwd Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 15:39:59 -0500 Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs >Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 18:39:33 -0600 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >From: Michael Christol <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs >>From: Farley Scott <SCOTTF@HughesLuce.com> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs >>Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 14:07:26 -0600 >>Others have already pointed out his bogus information such as >>where he states that the moon does not rotate about its own >>axis. This guy is supposed to be knowledgeable in celestial >>mechanics? >What? What! Where did you or anyone else get the idea that the >moon rotates on it's axis? The moon rotates around the earth, >keeping the same face to us at all times. It does not rotate as >the earth rotates... It's such a simple thing, I think people just get confused by the language used to describe it. The moon does rotate, but it's period of rotation is the same as it's orbital period around the earth. That is why it always keeps the same face towards us. I couldn't understand how it could so perfectly keep the same face towards the earth. It was explained to me about a year ago that it is tidal forces that 'lock' the near side of the moon towards the earth, and this took several eons to accomplish. In fact, eventually (billions of years) the earth's rotation will slow down enough so that the earth will also keep one face toward the moon. Our days will then be perhaps 28 days long! This is also due to tidal forces between the earth and moon.
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