A2_4 Moon Migration Weighing You Down?

Ryan Bradley-Evans, Razzia Gafur, Ryan Heath, Matthew Hough


It is theorized the Moon formed approximately 60 Myr after the formation of the Earth during a
globally-cataclysmic event widely known as the "Giant Impact Hypothesis". Since its birth, the
Moon's distance from Earth has gradually increased as a result of tidal forces. We explore the
effect this would have on a 60 kgF human on Earth and find a difference of 0.34 kgF were they to be present across the Moon's history. For the sensation of weightlessness, the Moon would need to orbit about 700 km above the surface of the Earth.

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