Let's say a canal is built in the middle of Kansas in the shape of a ring that stretches 100 miles in diameter. The band of water is 100 feet wide and 10 feet deep throughout the entire canal, and the ...
How do the “tidal forces warming moons” theories hold when apart from heating from expansion, there may be also cooling from contraction?
I can understand a temporary heating, from the tital forces exerted on the moon but wouldn't there be cooling as well eventually when particles "give in" to contraction? Wouldn't they eventually net a ...
Why cant one see the tidal effect in a glass of water like in an ocean?
When the winter solstice arrives, the angular momentum of the Earth, its orbital angular momentum and its radius vector with the orbital focus in the Sun are in the same plane. This happens quite ...