Man is by far, the most intelligent animal ever to walk upon the Earth. It is his curiosity, his searching mind, his inborn thirst for knowledge. that has thrust our species into mind boggling dimensions. The evolving technological world has gone mad, quantum physics…does anybody really understand what they are dreaming ? Genetics… what MARVELs within us. EVOLUTION… Charles Darwin, top man ! enough said.
So Man has evolved into who/what we are today, by simply asking questions and learning the answers. Children will ask “why” ! a thousand times a day, driving their parents up the wall. Obviously these early displays of curiosity should never be discouraged.
In fact I was encouraged by my mother to ask questions. So I am today, asking a question and the question is ” DOES THE MOON ROTATE.” ?
Does the Moon rotate on its axis?
The Moon is familiar; it always looks the same. We know that the Earth rotates, that’s why the Sun, Moon and stars seem to move through the sky every day. But does the Moon rotate? And if the Moon rotates, why do we alway see the same side – it never seems to change.
Well, the Moon does rotate. In fact, the Moon takes 27.3 days to turn once on its axis. But the Moon also takes 27.3 days to complete one orbit around the Earth. Because the Moon’s rotation time is exactly the same amount of time it takes to complete an orbit, it always presents the same face to the Earth, and one face away.
Because it only presents one face to the Earth, astronomers say that the Moon is tidally locked to the Earth. Although the Moon looks like a perfectly smooth ball, it has slight differences in the shape of its gravity field. A long time ago, the Moon did rotate. But each time it turned, the Earth’s gravity tugged at it, slowing down its rotation until it only presented one face to the Earth. At that point, the Moon was tidally locked, and from our perspective, it DOESN’T seem to rotate.
we were born to ask questions, as if like air, we should perish without.
BTW.. Do birds pee ?
NOW A LITTLE MUSIC TO RELAX THE MIND.
GIVE ME THE MOONLIGHT.
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