The Earth's Gravity Is Pulling So Hard At The Moon, It's Bulging

May 30, 2014 5:01 PM

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The Earth's Gravity Is Pulling So Hard At The Moon, It's Bulging

Everyone knows that the power of the Moon’s gravity is what moves the oceans’ tides here on Earth, but that’s not all the gravitational tug-of-war between the two celestial bodies is doing.

The force between the two is so strong that each sphere is ever so slightly pulling the other into a lopsided egg shape that points towards the opposing body. But because the Moon is such a solid body with a small core and only one side of it is facing us at a time, it’s not the easiest thing for sc...

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