Unformatted text preview: The moons gravitational pull causes the tides. 6. Why does the Moon form two tidal bulges on the Earth? When the area is pulled away from another area, it creates a second tidal bulge. 7. Why has the Moon’s interior cooled more than the Earth’s? Heat escapes far more easily because its volume is small compared to its surface area. 8. Why will an astronaut’s footprint on the Moon last so long? Nothing is there to disturb it 9. A laser pulse takes 2.56 seconds to travel from the Earth to the Moon and return. Use the speed of light to determine the one way distance in kilometers. ½ (s) x speed of light. 1.28 x 300,000 = 384,000 Kilometer 10. A spacecraft orbits the Moon at a distance of R from the center of the Moon with an orbital period of T. What is the Moon’s mass? Write the mass equation below with a pen or a pencil. M=R/T...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course GEOS 210 taught by Professor Mr.schubert during the Spring '09 term at Butler CCC.
- Spring '09