“The Moon is not a dead body”

The Moon is shrinking!  Or, at least, it has shrunk.  That’s the conclusion from images obtained by Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.  This video from the NASAexplorer channel explains.

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  • percy

    the moon’s a ballon

  • Procrasnow

    why on earth,
    did i look at this site instead of going to bed,
    now I am going to lie awake worrying about the shrinking moon,

    Any chance of persuading the americans to go back and tidy up the mess they left behind, the still have a used car up there

  • Pete Baker

    Not just the Moon, eh percy?

  • percy

    very good peter,
    that’s a NI expression isn’t it,
    which i enjoy, even as I walked into it.

  • slappymcgroundout

    See, Pete, it’s a miracle!

    Maybe if we’re lucky, the moon will get pelted by a veritable shower of incoming rocks, heat up a little, and expand some again. Then contract again. In the meantime, I would suggest a new name for the moon, to wit, the Raisin.

  • Pigeon Toes

    I think the “shrinkage” happened a billion years ago !

  • slappymcgroundout

    Almost forgot, but I’m also still a tad upset over Pluto. And so I’m boycotting the International Astronomical Union. Pluto otherwise wishes that I inform the IAU that for a dwarf planet, it kicks ass, as it has a large moon, Charon, and two smaller moons, Hydra and Nix. So take that IAU! Pluto also wishes that I thank Mr. Alan Stern for his support:

    The vote involved just 424 astronomers who remained for the last day of a meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Prague.

    “I’m embarrassed for astronomy. Less than 5 percent of the world’s astronomers voted,” said Alan Stern, leader of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute.

    Lastly, I would have kept Pluto in simply and only because for a while during our lives, it was orbiting the sun closer than Neptune. That ought to count for something.

    Almost forgot, but, Pete, Eris is relying on you. Carry the torch!!!

  • demeceface

    Everything is shrinking.It’s called the anti-big-bang.Won’t stop some people from calling it the little bang.anyone for 2021.?