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If the moon exploded...?

...what do you think would happen? Would the larger pieces become multiple smaller moons remaining in the Earth's gravitational pull? Would the existence of multiple, smaller moons or the absence of any sort of moon have an impact on life on Earth (like the effect the moon has on the tides, etc)?

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bltcahill

Asked by bltcahill at 3:06 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • depends on how big of an explosion. but either way the affect would be terrible
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • If the moon exploded, the earth would tilt on it's axes, the equator would become the north and south poles, the ice caps would melt, and the earth would stop rotating. Basically, Al Gore would go on TV and say, "I told you, haven't I been telling you?! But, no, you wouldn't listen to me." (as he holds up his NPP medal to prove he is smart.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • it would be the end of the earth as we know it. watch pretty much any history channel special on the moon and they'll explain how important its role in our survivial/the way everything on earth is.
    mrs_pulley

    Answer by mrs_pulley at 3:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

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