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What If Earth Picked Up a Second Moon?

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Published on Nov 5, 2019

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We owe a lot to our moon. Beautiful moonlit walks, higher tides, and regular seasons - all are made possible by our little rocky friend. But what would happen if we picked up a second moon?

Thanks to Dr. Neil Comins at the University of Maine for his orbital mechanics expertise and help with this episode!

Hosted by: Hank Green

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Sources:
Correspondence with Dr. Neil Comins
https://us.macmillan.com/books/978031...
https://www.universetoday.com/92148/w...
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/our-...
https://phys.org/news/2011-12-earth-m...

Image Sources:
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