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What if the Earth had two moons?

Comins, Neil F.

What if the Earth had two moons?

and nine other thought-provoking speculations on the solar system

by Comins, Neil F.

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


About the Edition

An astronomer and author explores ten examples of what Earth would be like if conditions in the universe were slightly altered, in a fascinating journey into scientific scenarios.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-274) and index.

StatementNeil F. Comins
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB638 .C66 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24520732M
ISBN 100312598920
ISBN 109780312598921
LC Control Number2009040247
OCLC/WorldCa428027231


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In the case of having more than two moons, the tides would be even stronger and more destructive. However, it also depends on the moons’ respective positions relative to Earth. The amplitude of waves would either be larger or smaller, since having so many moons would either add to or compensate for each other’s effects on Earth’s tides.

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In this book, he imagines additional scenarios in which an earth-like planet or Earth finds itself with some different variable.

Each chapter changes the situation somewhat. In one chapter he imagines Earth with two moons.4/5(18). In one chapter he imagines Earth with two moons.

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Inthe Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon. There are multiple cases depending on the size, position and type of the satellite - Moon, as we know it. But I'll walk through the basics of a simple though case.

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