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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could the earth have another moon?
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comment When will the Moon reach escape velocity?
@DanNeely: Oops. Obviously I hadn't read it in enough detail either. I jumped to the halfway point of the article and didn't read carefully enough. Ignore that.
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comment When will the Moon reach escape velocity?
@DanNeely: Yes, precisely. What matters more is the concept, rather than the timescales involved, because the timescales are much longer than anything practical anyway (even in an astronomical sense). See this this article that describes the calculations behind it.
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comment Why do electrons occupy the space around nuclei, and not collide with them?
Very interesting. On somewhat of a side note, since you mentioned the lowest orbital, what about the higher orbitals? The lowest orbital works to balance out the Coulomb force, but what causes the existence of the other orbitals? I am aware of the Pauli exclusion principle, but I don't have any intuition as to how it works.
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