The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why
"On top of that you have tides due to the gravitational pull of the Earth, and that creates sort of a lemon shape with the long axis of the lemon pointing at the Earth." "So there's a variety of interesting things that could happen, at that time when the ...
Is There an Atmosphere on the Moon?
Until recently, most everyone accepted the conventional wisdom that the moon has virtually no atmosphere. Just as the discovery of water on the moon transformed our textbook knowledge of Earth’s nearest ... and by the gravitational pull of the moon.
The Moon Is Oblong, Looks Slightly Like A Lemon
Lead author Ian Garrick-Bethell, assistant professor of Earth ... gravitational pull Earth exerts on it. The side facing the planet is more likely to remain hot longer because of the friction between the two bodies, making hot pockets more likely to form ...
Companion planets increase Earth-like planets’ chance of life: All you need is love?
According to the new study, the gravitational pull of a nearby planet can help an older planet maintain heat as it ages. As planets age, they cool down, eventually losing their atmosphere and ... the effect could work on Earth-sized exoplanets that orbit ...
Is there an atmosphere on the Moon?
Credit: NASA (Phys.org) —Until recently, most everyone accepted the conventional wisdom that the moon has virtually no atmosphere. Just as the discovery of water on the moon transformed our textbook knowledge of Earth's nearest celestial neighbor ...