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QWill we lose the moon one day?

Our science teacher told us today that the moon is trying to get away from the Earth's atmosphere and one day going to go far . Is this true ? Also, if you lose the moon what will happen to the tides of the ocean ?

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#1EmanuelAnswered at 2013-02-08 12:46:57
I really hope not : (
#2JannetAnswered at 2013-02-21 05:53:32
The moon moves into a higher orbit , but only about one inch per year , so that in 5 billion years is only about twice its current average distance
#3111Answered at 2013-03-10 09:46:16
It's getting away , but I do not think it has enough momentum to ever completely escape , unless a
#4quaviousAnswered at 2013-03-12 08:01:33
Q1 . No. It is quite complicated . Bear with me . Currently , the moon is tidally locked , and through kinetic energy transfer ( from Earth to the moon ) the moon is moving away from Earth . This will continue until the Earth is tidally locked to the moon - in other words , the day of the Earth has slowed to match the orbital period of the Moon . Of course , this will take some time . During this time the moon will be experiencing delays of interplanetary gas - give a few million years , and no more angular momentum to be transferred from the Earth , the Moon will spin again . Going to hit the Roche limit and Earth ( or what passes for the Earth in 10 ^ 9 years ) have a pretty ring around.
#5elzaAnswered at 2013-03-24 04:20:40
one day everything is gone, no one knows when
#6MelinaAnswered at 2013-06-08 14:19:54
I dont think well lose it, its not that hard to find lol jp jp
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