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On the secular recession of the Earth-Moon system as an azimuthal gravitational phenomenon
Description: Here, scientists apply the ASTG-model to the observed secular trend in the mean Sun-(Earth-Moon) and Earth-Moon distances thereby providing an alternative explanation as to what the cause of this secular trend may be. Within the margins of observational error; for the semi-major axis rate of the Earth-Moon system, in agreement with observations (of Standish and Kurtz, Proceedings IAU Colloquium, IAU, pp. 163-179, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005), they obtain a value of about +(5.10±0.10) cm/yr. [Source: Astrophysics and Space Science]
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Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
Publish Date: 7/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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