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How the moon's gravity influences Earth
Description: The moon's gravitational pull (along with the gravitational pull of the sun, of course) has shaped much of Earth's past and present. The moon impacts the Earth's tidal patterns. A recent botanical study suggests that the moon's gravity might also affect the movement of some plants' leaves. In addition the moon's gravitational pull slows down the Earth's rotation, in a phenomenon known as "tidal breaking" at a rate of 2.3 milliseconds each century. [Source: Mother Nature Network]
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Source: Mother Nature Network
Publish Date: 9/2/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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