The Moon Is Distancing Itself From EarthFebruary 10, 2021
Once upon a time, when our solar system was still in its in its iness and down, our beautiful lunar satellite was much closer to Earth than it is today. Today, the Earth’s moon – the largest object hanging in our sky after sunset, and for centuries it has fascinated people with its reflective silver-golden glow and many mysteries – sings a song of strange, beautiful and charming mermaid for those who are in fear. sky over our planet, when everything is calm in the silence of the starry night. Our moon has been a source of wild stories, poetry and myths since ancient times – an eternal symbol of romantic love and femininity. But our closest and dearest satellite in space still managed to keep a few secrets with him. In February 2018, astronomers at the University of Colorado at Boulder announced that they had uncovered such a carefully kept secret – they discovered new and exciting evidence that the outrageous equatorial bulge of our moon is a feature that has occurred. It crashed more than four billion years ago. . while our lunar partner was gradually moving away from Earth.
A new study by a team of astronomers at the University of Colorado identifies parameters of how quickly our planet’s moon could move away from our planet. The study suggests that the Earth’s nascent hydrosphere either did not exist or froze in ancient times when our 4.56 billion-year-old solar system was still experiencing the growing pains of youth. This discovery indirectly supports the theory that the weaker and weaker Sun at that time radiated about 30% less energy than it does now.
Our moon is currently moving away from Earth at a rate of about 4 inches per year, according to lunar laser observations obtained during NASA’s Apollo mission. It is believed that this decline is the result of gravitational or tidal interaction between our Earth and its moon. This is the same process that slows down the rotation of our planet and increases the length of day. However, the speed at which the original moon was moving away from Earth remains largely unlimited.
“The moon’s fossilized bulge may contain secrets about the early evolution of the Earth that have not been recorded anywhere else. Our model captures two time-dependent processes, and this is the first time that anyone can impose time limits on an early lunar decline,” said Dr. Shijie Jun in a press release from the University of Colorado on February 6, 2018.
Madman, Lover and Poet
More than 100 moons dance around the eight main planets of our solar system. Most of them are relatively small icy worlds containing only a small amount of stone material. These frozen lunar worlds usually revolve around four giant gas planets that inhabit the outer regions of our solar family. A giant quartet of outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – is covered with gas and surrounded by many sparkling moons and moons. Of the four strong and relatively small planetary inhabitants of the inner solar system – Mercury, Venus, our Earth and Mars – Mercury and Venus are barren for the moons, and Mars revolves around two very small, slightly distorted satellites called Phobos and Deimos. Many planetary scientists claim that the duo of Martian satellites in the shape of potatoes is actually asteroids that have long left the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter – only to fall into the trap of the gravity of the red planet when our solar system was young. The charming moon of the Earth is the largest moon of its kind, inhabiting this most intimate area, close to the light and warmth of our star.
The moon is a natural satellite orbiting another body, which in turn orbits its star. The moon is held in place by both its own gravity and the power of its master. Some planets have moons; some don’t. Several asteroids are known to orbit with very small moons, and some dwarf planets, such as Pluto, also have satellites.
The Earth’s moon attracts the attention of observers. Indeed, for millennia he tickled the imagination of our species, whispering tantalizing allusions to a strange and exotic wonderland, well hidden in the mysterious night sky above our planet. Once upon a time, our ancient ancestors wove strands of imagination, weaved colorful myths and wrote beautiful poems about the nearest satellite of the Earth. Indeed, a 5,000-year-old petroglyph has been found in Knowt, Ireland, which can depict our moon. If so, it will be the first image of an Earth satellite that has ever been detected.
The dramatic contrast between the bright highlands of our moon and the dark seas (Latin Sea) draws patterns on the lunar surface that were interpreted differently by different cultures. Perhaps the most famous of these fantastic interpretations is the man on the moon. However, in some cultures on the surface of the moon carved a buffalo or rabbit. In many prehistoric and ancient cultures, the Earth’s Moon was personified as a god or goddess – or some other supernatural being. Astrological images of the lunar surface continue to spread today.
In the proto-Indo-European religion, the Earth’s Moon personified the male god. The ancient Sumerians believed that our moon was a god named Nanna, who was the father of Inanna, the goddess depicted as a beautiful morning and evening star, which we now recognize as the planet Venus. Nanna became known as Sin and was primarily associated with witchcraft and magic. In Greco-Roman mythology, the sun (Sol) and the moon (Selene) are represented by a man and a woman respectively. In ancient Greek art, Selena was depicted with a crescent moon on her head in a position resembling antlers.
The Earth’s moon has long inspired writers, especially poets. William Shakespeare wrote in “A Sn in A Sedt” (act 5, scene 1) that “Mad Men, Lover and Poet.” All compact imagination. On the other hand, according to Mark Twain, everyone is a moon and has a dark side that never shows anyone.