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Re^4: What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

by LanX (Archbishop)
on Nov 01, 2015 at 21:45 UTC ( #1146638=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?
in thread What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

The geostationary distance is the same for all bodies at 36000 km (IIRC).

Are you aware about the tide caused by a moon at that distance?

Giant amounts of water alone would swap to the "moon side" of the world, not talking about earth quakes and volcanoes erupting.

Cheers Rolf
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update

If I'm not wrong moon's gravitational impact at only 10% of it's normal distance would be 100 times stronger than now. That's not even a Bruce Willis movie anymore.

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Re^5: What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?
by SuicideJunkie (Vicar) on Nov 02, 2015 at 15:20 UTC

    Don't forget the hump of water on the opposite side of the earth. And the lowered water levels 90 degrees from that.

    Knowing the effects, it will be a Simple Matter Of Politics to decide where to place the moon.

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