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The Moon is shrinking, study reveals

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Eldorado
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"Space stunner: Moon is shrinking, shocking study reveals"

"According to a new research study, the Moon may be shrinking as it experiences lunar quakes, known as "moonquakes."

Full monty at Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/science/moon-shrinking-study-reveals

"The Moon is Quaking as it Shrinks"

At the sober CMNS: https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4432

"Shallow seismic activity and young thrust faults on the Moon"

Paper Abstract at Nature Geoscience: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0362-2

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freetoroam

Does this mean smaller tides or bigger or no effect at all? 

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Piney
14 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

Does this mean smaller tides or bigger or no effect at all? 

No effect at all. It is cooling and shrinking very slowly. The effects of it moving farther away are more "dramatic". :yes:

Watch the bloody doomsayers say something stupid now. :lol:

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RoofGardener

I'd go along with what Piney just said, even though he HAS changed his avatar to something rather sinister. 

The radius of the moon, and any seismic activity, will have no effect on the MASS of the moon. Hence its orbit, and its tidal effects, will be unchanged. 

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Piney
31 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

I'd go along with what Piney just said, even though he HAS changed his avatar to something rather sinister. 

Bunnies are the spawn of demons and truly evil creatures.  :yes:

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RoofGardener
22 minutes ago, Piney said:

Bunnies are the spawn of demons and truly evil creatures.  :yes:

Well.. yes.. .that's OBVIOUS. Everyone knows THAT !

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XenoFish

I thought everyone knew that the moon was made of low fat cheese.

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RoofGardener
Just now, XenoFish said:

I thought everyone knew that the moon was made of low fat cheese.

That is utter RUBBISH @XenoFish. The moon is NOT made of low-fat cheese. You should be ASHAMED at promulgating such an unscientific and supersticious theory. 

EVERYONE knows it is made of good old-fashioned, full fat, Chedder ! :D 

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freetoroam
5 hours ago, XenoFish said:

I thought everyone knew that the moon was made of low fat cheese.

Look at you going all low fat healthy eat well eat cardboard on us.

I have seen the cows on the moon and the cheese is not low fat. 

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Seti42
21 hours ago, Piney said:

Bunnies are the spawn of demons and truly evil creatures.  :yes:

There is truth here.

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Piney
2 hours ago, Seti42 said:

There is truth here.

By the Dark Lord!  I want that hanging in our library. :o

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Waspie_Dwarf

Okay people, any chance of getting back on topic please.

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joc

“For me, these findings emphasize that we need to go back to the moon,” Schmerr said. “We learned a lot from the Apollo missions, but they really only scratched the surface. With a larger network of modern seismometers, we could make huge strides in our understanding of the moon’s geology. This provides some very promising low-hanging fruit for science on a future mission to the moon.”

I heard yesterday that NASA plans to be back on the moon by 2024 and they want women on the team.  Is that a doable timeline?

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