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Subject: Precision of the moon's synchronous rotation

Date: Sun Dec 11 12:11:21 2005
Posted by Bill
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: University of Toledo
City: Temperance State/Province: MI Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1134328281.As

How precise is the moon's synchronous rotation? Is there any variance, even to 
the smallest degree? 
Over the period of millions or billions of years, should the syncronization of 
rotation and revolution differ by the slightest amount, we (mankind) would 
eventually see rotational views of the moon. This would eventually expose all 
of the moon's surface to the earth.

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