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Posted by Forum Master on July 26, 2002 03:53:58 UTC

Here is an interesting link for the viewers.

http://www.swri.org/press/impact.htm

Kenny, you use the term "evolutionists." I thought the theory of evolution was a discipline in biology. If you are to talk about Moon formation you should refer to the disciplines of those who think about these things: astronomers and plantetary geologists.

I understand the Earth and Moon are attempting to become tidaly locked. The Moon already is. The result of this is Earth slowly slows down and the Moon slowly moves away until the Earth's spin and the Moon's orbit are locked at the same rate. I suppose this will be equilibrium and stable.

I wonder how long a day will be then. According to the link above, the Earth was spinning about once per five hours or so after the impact they say helped formed the Moon.

J

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