what if the moon exploded?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    A moon explosion would change the Earth’s rotation and the size of the Earth’s tide. The moon slows down the Earth’s rotation, but a moon explosion would disrupt the friction. If the explosion doesn’t alter the Earth’s rotation, the lack of moon would cause the Earth to rotate at a constant speed.

    This means that every day would be 24 hours long for the rest of the Earth’s existence. The Earth’s tides would also change because the gravity the moon exerts on the oceans would no longer exist. The Earth’s tides would be much smaller.Perhaps more significant is the fact that the moon affects the tilt of the Earth on its axis. Without the gravitational force of the moon, the Earth’s tilt would destabilize and change severely. It is possible that Earth could tilt over 45 degrees without the moon. With this kind of tilt, the seasons would change, the temperatures across the globe would change significantly, and ice ages would most likely occur on different parts of the globe because they would not experience as much sunlight. It would look cool though.

  • 1 month ago

    It would rain swiss cheese for weeks!  Yummy!

  • 1 month ago

    Gosh, what if it didn't explode. Imagine that.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it would come one day, when the time dimension of the moon and others heavenly bodies in the universe become zero , then the energy masses and space would also come to zero , that is what it is , as called the dooms day or the end of the universe then.

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  • 1 month ago

    It would rain cheese

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The US could no longer claim ownership of the moon. 

  • 1 month ago

    much of the debris, including chunks hundreds of miles across, would hit earth and destroy most life.  That is, if the explosion were violent enough to cause some of the chunks to fall out of orbit.

    Otherwise, if it were a very mild explosion, it would form a ring of debris, like the rings of Saturn. We would have much smaller tides.  

  • Thorn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If none of the debris reached earth there was be drastic changes. From no more tides or surfing to animal extinction.  

    check out;Discovery Channel If We Had No Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Qi0ZoiDZE

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    I don't have sound here on my work computer so I hope this is in english 

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    the moon keeps the Earth constantly tilted on its axis. without the moon, the Earth would spin all over the place and destroy all life. 

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    that would kill all the Reptilians inside it watching us ............

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