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Phlip
20-08-10, 18:47
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/shrinking-moon.html

Uzi master
20-08-10, 18:50
so, we're already running out of room on the moon? :p

Phlip
20-08-10, 18:51
I personally don't give a toss since I'll probably be dead by the time it'll affect anything, but I still thought I'd post it.

*leaves* :)

Lara_Fan_33
20-08-10, 18:52
i laughed at the title for some reason.

Avalon SARL
20-08-10, 18:53
OMG... Everything is happening all of a sudden and consecutively...
It terrifies me :confused:

Uzi master
20-08-10, 18:55
.... (must not make obviouse joke, must not make obviouse joke)

CuteKittenlol
20-08-10, 18:55
Noes

I personally don't give a toss since I'll probably be dead by the time it'll affect anything...

Indeed.

snork
20-08-10, 18:57
what obvious joke is there, i can't see it ? :confused:

What I don't get is the "explanation" that water has frozen, freezing water expanding rather than shrinking.

After all, to me it is mostly "who cares?".

CerebralAssassin
20-08-10, 19:10
what obvious joke is there, i can't see it ? :confused:

What I don't get is the "explanation" that water has frozen, freezing water expanding rather than shrinking.

After all, to me it is mostly "who cares?".

speak for yourself...this certainly beats all the politics and other boring threads that have been plaguing GC lately...:p

makes perfect sense to me....since the molten and the core are cooling,they have to shrink.and....since the outer crust is somewhat more "rigid" than the material underneath....it can't shrink without there being any "Breakage" or "scarps" as they say.If the crust would contract "homogeneously" or "uniformly",then there would be a reduction in surface area and that's a violation of the conversation of mass law...and that's a big no-no:D

Smog
20-08-10, 19:17
So long as the Moon stays the hell away from me, it can shrink all it wants.

I've never trusted it myself. :pi:

Lara_Fan_33
20-08-10, 19:19
So long as the Moon stays the hell away from me, it can shrink all it wants.

I've never trusted it myself. :pi:

:D :vlol:

Lizard of Oz
20-08-10, 19:39
But the actually mass it's not decreasing, right?

Can the effects of the moon "shrinking" affect us here on earth? Since the core is cooling, I'm guessing there's a change in gravitational pull occurring?

>___> Ughh, I should study more.

lara c. fan
20-08-10, 19:42
But the actually mass it's not decreasing, right?

Can the effects of the moon "shrinking" affect us here on earth? Since the core is cooling, I'm guessing there's a change in gravitational pull occurring?

>___> Ughh, I should study more.

Mass decreasing would surely break some laws of physics... :p

Not sure about the effects, but the core cooling isn't changing gravitational pull, I don't think.

Uzi master
20-08-10, 19:44
mass is, matter per unit of volume, so I beleave it would actually increase, but to my knowledge since the matter is the same amount gravity should stay the same, look a black holes they are fairly small but have emmense gravity.

just*raidin*tomb
20-08-10, 19:51
But the actually mass it's not decreasing, right?

Can the effects of the moon "shrinking" affect us here on earth? Since the core is cooling, I'm guessing there's a change in gravitational pull occurring?

>___> Ughh, I should study more.

If it effects the moon's gravitational pull it could certainly effect us. The moon is responsible for the ocean tides and it also helps keep the earth rotating well and stable on it's tilted axis. If the gravity of the moon changes because of this "shrinking," the earth will have to do some changing as well in order to stay stable.

TippingWater
20-08-10, 19:52
I personally don't give a toss since I'll probably be dead by the time it'll affect anything, but I still thought I'd post it.

*leaves* :)

Same :hug:

aktrekker
20-08-10, 19:59
What I don't get is the "explanation" that water has frozen, freezing water expanding rather than shrinking.
That is because the ice picks up air. You can actually see it in the ice. There is no air on the moon.
Other things, like metals, are a good example. When they get cold they contract (shrink). When they get hot they expand.
So when water freezes, the molecules have less energy and move more slowly and take up less space. Without air to get trapped in the ice, it really does shrink.


The moon is also moving farther away from Earth.
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=124

just*raidin*tomb
20-08-10, 20:01
^Quite. I think this is pretty interesting stuff. :) Can you imagine way back in the day when the moon was closer and so much larger in appearance? It must've been amazingly beautiful. :)

peeves
20-08-10, 20:07
So what will this affect on earth when the moon shrinks to emptiness? I hope it won't affect the water or nothin'.

xXhayleyroxXx
20-08-10, 20:13
aww the poor moon :(

Uzi master
20-08-10, 20:17
So what will this affect on earth when the moon shrinks to emptiness? I hope it won't affect the water or nothin'.

probably not, since the amount of matter in the moon will not decrease, merley contract. gravity should stay the same to my knowledge.

Alpharaider47
20-08-10, 20:18
probably not, since the amount of matter in the moon will not decrease, merley contract. gravity should stay the same to my knowledge.

But if it's getting farther away as well, won't that have an affect on the tides at some point?

sandygrimm
20-08-10, 20:18
I thought it was escaping gravity and they were planing to drag it back somehow:p

CerebralAssassin
20-08-10, 20:21
The moon is also moving farther away from Earth.
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=124

interesting.I'd like to see the math behind all this (why the orbit is getting bigger,tidal locking,the works:D)

aktrekker
20-08-10, 20:41
Try here
http://www.astro.uu.nl/~strous/AA/en/antwoorden/getijden.html

Lizard of Oz
20-08-10, 20:55
:( but I love the moon :hug:

I hope it doesn't get noticeably smaller in appearance here from earth!

StefanJ94
20-08-10, 20:57
Thanks for sharing, but...

I personally don't give a toss since I'll probably be dead by the time it'll affect anything, but I still thought I'd post it.

*leaves* :)

this :D

Chocola teapot
20-08-10, 21:21
How Random, :vlol:

remote91
20-08-10, 22:17
Soon it will be small enough for me to steal and make mine

http://i32.************/u0ppj.jpg

]{eith
20-08-10, 22:23
What about the Clangers? ;____;

scoopy_loopy
20-08-10, 22:26
I watched a doco in highschool that it was also slowly drifting away from us. Poor generations down the line; no moon for you! :(

TheCoolJazz
20-08-10, 22:26
So long as the Moon stays the hell away from me, it can shrink all it wants.

I've never trusted it myself. :pi:

Same here :p

Rai
20-08-10, 22:29
But if it's getting farther away as well, won't that have an affect on the tides at some point?

I was thinking the same thing. I'd imagine there would need to be some significance in the size of the moon to make a change?

Chocola teapot
20-08-10, 22:30
If we lost the moon, The gravity of the other planets in our solar system would start to affect us...
and the earth's rotation would become erratic... Perhaps chaotic.

(Sad face)

dizzydoil
20-08-10, 22:31
If we lost the moon, The gravity of the other planets in our solar system would start to affect us...
and the earth's rotation would become erratic... Perhaps chaotic.

(Sad face)
Yeah, we'd all die. :D

Chocola teapot
20-08-10, 22:32
Yay,

Armageddon Party at my house.

Scratch 'Armageddon', That was a bit of an overshoot.

Doomsday will do.

TheCoolJazz
20-08-10, 22:35
Yay,

Armageddon Party at my house.

Scratch 'Armageddon', That was a bit of an overshoot.

Doomsday will do.

i'm in :D

Ikas90
20-08-10, 22:36
I noticed today that the moon seemed a bit smaller. Now I know that it wasn't just me.

Uzi master
20-08-10, 22:39
it started hundreds of millions of years ago, we wouldn't notice any difference in our own lifetime.

TheCoolJazz
20-08-10, 22:39
I noticed today that the moon seemed a bit smaller. Now I know that it wasn't just me.

really :confused:

i didn't see a change...

oh well maybe i'm just gettin blind :rolleyes:

dizzydoil
20-08-10, 22:40
I noticed today that the moon seemed a bit smaller. Now I know that it wasn't just me.

You noticed a change?!?!

It's it like a cm every 100 years or something?! :p

Alpharaider47
20-08-10, 22:42
You noticed a change?!?!

It's it like a cm every 100 years or something?! :p

How do we know Saki hasn't been around for centuries? :whi:

aktrekker
20-08-10, 23:03
You noticed a change?!?!

It's it like a cm every 100 years or something?! :p

More like 91 micro-meters per century.

scoopy_loopy
20-08-10, 23:08
In other words - Continents on Earth are moving together/apart at a faster rate :p

TheCoolJazz
20-08-10, 23:20
I feel like in science class :rolleyes:

Alpharaider47
20-08-10, 23:22
I feel like in science class :rolleyes:

I have fond memories of science class... *remembers the explosions and liquid nitrogen in Chemistry*

Uzi master
20-08-10, 23:26
I have fond memories of science class... *remembers the explosions and liquid nitrogen in Chemistry*

when my teacher did that he filled a water bottle with it and threw it in a trashcan, the resulting explosion cause a car allarm to go off:vlol:

TheCoolJazz
20-08-10, 23:31
when my teacher did that he filled a water bottle with it and threw it in a trashcan, the resulting explosion cause a car allarm to go off:vlol:

LOL awesome! :vlol:

Shauni
21-08-10, 02:31
Next thing you know they'll be saying they're wrong and it's actually getting bigger or something ridiculous like that :rolleyes:

Alpharaider47
21-08-10, 02:34
when my teacher did that he filled a water bottle with it and threw it in a trashcan, the resulting explosion cause a car allarm to go off:vlol:

Oh I was referring to two separate things :vlol: we had actual explosions, and then fun with Liquid Nitrogen :p

cbragg09
21-08-10, 02:37
Ive know the moon is gravitating away. Its only so long before..........

Alpharaider47
21-08-10, 02:58
Ive know the moon is gravitating away. Its only so long before..........

*announcer voice* "In a world without a moon..."

Tommy123
21-08-10, 04:18
i dont care much for the moon, its never done anything for me or made me feel special

aktrekker
21-08-10, 04:25
It helps keep the beaches and ocean clean.
It actually contributes to the food chain in the ocean.
It helps to stabilize the Earth's rotation.
Throughout history it has guarded Earth from large meteor strikes.
It does many more things than just make tides.
And it has been the inspiration for many romantic poems and songs.

So it does affect you, and everyone else.

_Awestruck_
21-08-10, 04:27
...darn it?

scoopy_loopy
21-08-10, 04:30
It helps keep the beaches and ocean clean.
It actually contributes to the food chain in the ocean.
It helps to stabilize the Earth's rotation.
Throughout history it has guarded Earth from large meteor strikes.
It does many more things than just make tides.
And it has been the inspiration for many romantic poems and songs.

So it does affect you, and everyone else.

Plus, it's pretty! :eek: :(

igonge
21-08-10, 08:28
That's nice...

Ikas90
21-08-10, 08:32
You noticed a change?!?!

I just thought it looked a bit smaller than it usually does. Probably my mind playing tricks with me, making it more noticeable when it's actually not. I dunno. :p

almayah
21-08-10, 10:45
*starts calculating*

Just like I thought, I will be dead for 2 years, 5 months and 12 hours when it start affecting anything :p

Legend of Lara
21-08-10, 16:58
The final boss of Persona 3 is fought inside the moon. D:

Chocola teapot
21-08-10, 17:00
The final boss of Persona 3 is fought inside the moon. D:

Thanks for SPOILING the storyline for me, Beotch.

D:<

MattTR
21-08-10, 17:01
And the sun is getting bigger, we're doomed. :p

Chocola teapot
21-08-10, 17:04
^ Guess what else is getting bigger!

http://i37.************/2mpj5n8.png

... <3

MattTR
21-08-10, 17:06
http://blog.westervillelibrary.org/teens/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/mad%20cat.jpg

Chocola teapot
21-08-10, 17:07
<3

MattTR
21-08-10, 17:10
On topic: The moon is getting smaller.

CerebralAssassin
21-08-10, 17:53
Ive know the moon is gravitating away. Its only so long before..........

so long before...what?:p

I assure you...the sun is gonna eat us for breakfast before that happens:p

TheCoolJazz
21-08-10, 20:57
:off: but the moon in persona 3 at midnight is getting bigger!

TR-Freak
21-08-10, 21:11
The moon isn'T getting smaller,The earth is getting bigger:tea:
Srsly somewhere I read,that the Earth is getting like egg because of the rotation:D

TheCoolJazz
21-08-10, 21:28
The moon isn'T getting smaller,The earth is getting bigger:tea:
Srsly somewhere I read,that the Earth is getting like egg because of the rotation:D

gurl dat dood haz 2 bi krazy! :tea: lol jk