Exploring the Earth-Moon System
Lecture no. 6 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets
Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Our Moon, formed from the Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, is by far the largest moon in the solar system relative to its planet’s size. Explore the many ways in which this uniquely coupled system affects the tides on Earth and on the Moon, our rotation and revolution, the process of tidal locking, and even the planetary stability that has allowed for the development of life on Earth.