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Q: How hard would it be to keep the Moon from drifting away?
Ever since the Moon entered the scene 4.5 billion years ago, it’s been slowly drifting away. At the same time that the tidal bulge pulls on the Moon, the Moon pulls on that bulge, slowing the Earth. So while the Moon drifts away, days on Earth get longer. So the Moon is drifting away and in exchange we Earthlings get both lunch and brunch. So the Moon is drifting away, meaning that in a few hundred million years we won’t have total eclipses and the tide will be slightly more mild.
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