Tag: tidal lock

Did you know that we humans have been seeing the same side of the moon since the dawn of time?The other side cannot be seen from Earth.

August 5, 2023

This is due to a special arrangement between the Earth and the Moon called tidal lock or gravitational lock. It is a bit difficult to explain and understand. So adding the video. The first part shows a hypothetical scenario of what it would be like if there were no tidal lock. Second is the real…

Always day on one side and night on the other

June 4, 2023

Earth-like exoplanet discovered 90 light-years from Earth Exoplanets are planets located outside the solar system. The surface of this planet is full of active volcanoes. The study also shows that the radiation and gas emissions from these formed the atmosphere. The planet, named LP 791–18D, orbits a red dwarf star in the southern galaxy Crater….