Micro Life Zone
Asked by jcubo03 to Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter, Sarah on 4 Sep 2013.
There’s certainly more than one, but people are still arguing about how many precisely. It’s mostly to do with definitions, though.
However if we had a second moon the same shape and size of this one I expect we’ll have some trouble with the sudden extra gravitational pull of that moon. Tides, and therefore the entire aquatic environment would go completely out of whack (technical term).
And I reckon songs, pictures and paintings would be very different too! (blue moons?, The cow jumped over both moons?)
Like Josie says, it depends on what you define as a moon, but a large thing like our current moon would probably change the way our tides worked and may even change tectonic plate movements (so earthquakes and volcanoes) because of the extra pull of gravity.
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