# Linked Questions

12 questions linked to/from Why does the moon drift away from earth?
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### Would the Moon drift away from the Earth due to extraction of tidal energy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the moon drift away from earth? It seems to me that, due to conservation of energy, the moon would drift away from the Earth if humans began extracting large amounts ...
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### Is the trajectory of the Moon around the Earth stable? [duplicate]

I understand how mathematically is possible to have one object with elliptical or circular orbit around another object in space. so can I think of it as a limit cycle? If yes, then is it stable or ...
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### Is the distance between the Sun and the Earth increasing?

$M$ = mass of the Sun $m$ = mass of the Earth $r$ = distance between the Earth and the Sun The sun is converting mass into energy by nuclear fusion. F = \frac{GMm}{r^2} = \frac{mv^2}{r} \...
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### Are tidal power plants slowing down Earth's rotation?

Are tidal power plants slowing down Earth's rotation to the speed of the orbiting moon? (1 rotation per 28 cca days) Are they vice versa increasing the speed of moon orbiting by generating some ...
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### Where does tidal energy come from?

Kind of an odd, random question that popped into my head. Tidal energy - earth's ocean movement, volcanism on some of Jupiter's moons, etc. - obviously comes from the gravitational interaction between ...
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### Is it possible to generate energy by the moon orbit?

My question could be a little bit surreal, but I was thinking about this: A hydroeletric plant transform the energy from the water passing through the turbines into electricity. Correct? If the ...
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### How does angular momentum transfer between a planet and its moon?

Could you explain how a moon draws angular momentum from a planet? I know that the gravitational force transfers momentum, but I don't understand the mechanics behind it.
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### Does the rotational speed of a planet consistently become faster and faster given that there are no conflicting events? [closed]

Does the rotational speed of a planet consistently become faster and faster given that there are no conflicting events?
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### Distance increase between Sun and Venus

Is the distance between the Sun and Venus increasing? What is the measurement? May I request for a formula?
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### Perpetual Mobile and Gravitation

I have fundamental question about what is called the “law of conservation of energy”. We all hear about the tidal power stations which using the tidal power. The source of the tidal power came from ...
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### How Is Universal Energy Conserved Here? (Cosmology)

There are three scenarios I will like to discuss here. 1- Jupiter and other "failed star" planets. These are gas giant planets which are much much bigger than earth (100 times or more, by mass) but ...
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### why do some orbiting objects have a changing position?

I know that the reason why they stay in orbit but why do some move away from the earth(the moon) or come closer and eventually fall? And why does the moon move away from earth?