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Re: Re: So Earth Is Not Slowly Being Sucked In?

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Posted by J Raymond Redbourne on March 10, 2001 03:35:42 UTC

It is said that Moon's orbit is also slowly getting closer to Earth. The explanation given is that orbital angular momentum (kinetic energy) is being lost to tidal frictions. I do not have this reference handy. It seems reasonable, but I'm not so sure simply because we don't seem to see evidence of imminent impact of any moons in our solar system. And I also don't have my own theory of Power Wave gravity sufficiently developed to see if P-waves might sustain an orbit against tidal losses. I have to leave that one for the mathematicians and astrophysicists.

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