NASA: Earth’s gravitational pull makes the moon lopsided

May 30, 2014 1:46 PM

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Moon responds to Earth’s gravity to create a “dancing tide”

Though it looks like a big, delicious, perfectly round cookie in the sky, the moon is not perfectly round – it’s lopsided and somewhat egg shaped, though only slightly. Though scientists have been aware of this, it’s not something easily observed from Earth, or even when orbiting Earth. That is, unt...

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