# 8/10!

*Originally posted by SuperDanman *
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I forget the exact laws of physics responsible for this, but it’s kinda like Venus, who’s rotation is locked to it’s moon, so it’s always facing it’s moon **

Venus doesn’t have a moon, though.

*Originally posted by GotGuts610 *
**Well, according to my watch it is now 11:59 on 8/10, so I guess I’ll take this last chance to make a post in this thread. And Rob: we definitely should have a party next year. Maybe, if we ask our captains really nicely… **

no one asked me! and besides, the robot is still in pieces, so having a party would have been kinda boring…

Time to rotate: 241 days
Orbit: 225 Earth days
At closest approach to Earth, the same side is always facing Earth.
Venus has no magnetic field.

There is more, but I don’t remember it.

Wetzel

``Orbital Mechanics 101...check``

I’ve gotten into bed many times at 2:58am

I’ve gone to bed sometimes at 1:16pm…but that is about average for waking up…

Wetzel

``````ohhh sleep
huh!
good god y'all
what is it good for
absoultly nothing!``````

*Originally posted by SuperDanman *
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Simple - the earth’s rotation is based in part on the distance from the moon… something about the pull of gravity that both excert on each other. All you have to do is increase the distance between the earth and the moon, and the earth’s rotation slows down. I forget the exact laws of physics responsible for this, but it’s kinda like Venus, who’s rotation is locked to it’s moon, so it’s always facing it’s moon (Venus’s rotation period is something like 240 days, the same as its revolution period. Thats one hella long day

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``````  OOOOOH I ALSO HAVE SOME USELESS KNOWLEDGE!  The moon's gravitational feild also is the reason for the earths tilt on it's axis.  Without a moon the earths axis would wabble back and forth, distroying any rhythm for seasons, throwing off tidal changes causeing catastrophic tsunami waves, the sun melting the poles and the world going into an ETERNAL ICE AGE! AMEGEDON AS WE KNOW IT!!

yeah it gets pretty messy.``````