>>Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon slowly moves farther away from us, new research shows.
The moon is about 4.5 billion years old and resides some 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) away from Earth, on average. However, due to tidal forces between our planet and the moon, the natural satellite slowly spirals away from Earth at a rate of about 1.5 inches (3.82 centimeters) per year, causing our planet to rotate more slowly around its axis.
“As the moon moves away, the Earth is like a spinning figure skater who slows down as they stretch their arms out,” study co-author Stephen Meyers, a professor of geoscience at UW-Madison, said in the statement.<<
Every time I read something like this (for the full article, click here), I feel reminded of how tiny and insignificant we are. Yet our impact is greater than we think.
You can be an activist or a dreamer – just never forget: we are travelling in this spaceship called Earth all together.
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