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Sean8342 Sean8342 41-45, M 16 Answers Oct 14, 2012 in Community

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The Moon does, but it has what is called a synchronous orbit, which means it's period of rotation, (spin), is the same as it's period of revolution,(time to go once around the Earth.) Result, it always keeps the same side facing us.

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It's called Tidal Lock Orbit.

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@andrewwarwick This was my answer. so I guess I'll just like yours and go away.

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@mrwednesday I never knew that. Thanks. I like learning new things

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Yep. That's the cause of the synchronicity.

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Who knows but you can bet Pink Floyd had something to do with it.

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the moon does spin. it jsut happens to spin at the same rate it revolves around the earth which makes it appear that it does not.

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Look up Tidal Lock Orbit and you'll get your answer.

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Cheep skate.

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One theory is that the moon was formed billions of years ago from the leftovers of a giant impact event between Earth and a Mars-sized body. That the moon is slowly moving away from the Earth as a function of time and the two are locked in geosynchronous orbit (matching rotation) supports that idea.

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The earth is wound up tighter than the moon is ... thus causing it to spin ... oh by the way I only got a 'C' in Earth Science might not want to take my word for it.

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The moon spins it axis.

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Because is why.

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I thought it did? Now I want to know too!

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the tax man only no that

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