Top 10 Cool Facts about Space

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Top 10 Cool Facts about Space.

Here is a fact from the link above^^^

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8. Farewell old friend!

 

Fact: The moon is drifting away from Earth

Every year the moon moves about 3.8cm further away from the Earth. This is caused by tidal effects. Consequently, the earth is slowing in rotation by about 0.002 seconds per day per century. Scientists do not know how the moon was created, but the generally accepted theory suggests that a large Mars sized object hit the earth causing the Moon to splinter off.

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