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Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs

From: Michael Christol <mchristo@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 18:06:13 -0600
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 15:10:58 -0500
Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs


>From: Farley Scott <SCOTTF@HughesLuce.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs
>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 10:29:48 -0600

>Hi Mike,

>It is my understanding from college astronomy (24 years ago)
>that the moon's period of rotation about its own axis is very
>close to the same period as it's orbit about the earth.

>Here is a fact sheet on the moon:

>http://delphi.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html

>And from Microsoft Encarta 98 (sorry, it's the only general
>reference I had):

>"It completes one revolution in an elliptical orbit about the
>earth in 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes 11.5 seconds with reference
>to the stars. For the moon to go from one phase to the next
>similar phase, or one lunar month, requires 29 days 12 hours 44
>minutes 2.8 seconds. The moon rotates once on its axis in about
>the same period of time that elapses for its sidereal period of
>revolution, accounting for the fact that virtually the same
>portion of the moon is always turned toward the earth."

>"Moon," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia.
>(c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

>Regards,
>Farley Scott


Thanks Farley...

I have had this information passed on to me by several users on
UFO Updates today...

I am greatful for all of you taking the time to correct my views
on this subject.

I guess I took my views from the idea that the astronauts were
looking at a side of the moon that the people on the earth never
got to see.  Thus mistakenly "assumed" that the moon did not
rotate.

Thanks again...

REgards, Mike


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