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Tidal Locking | Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

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References

Jack Wisdom, Professor of Planetary Sciences, MIT (personal communication)

Tidal Locking, Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking

Matija Cuk and Sarah T. Stewart. 2012. Making the Moon from a Fast-Spinning Earth: A Giant Impact Followed by Resonant Despinning. Science 338, 1047. http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~cuk/papers/evection.pdf

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