Skip to comments.Royals TV announcer is convinced that the moon is actually a planet
Posted on 05/15/2014 9:00:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin
After almost six seconds of silence, Physioc responded, Well, its a moon.
Still, Hudler, a former first-round pick of the Yankees who played 13 seasons in The Show, was not convinced.
That looks like a planet to me, he said.
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My dictionary tells me that our Moon is a planet ... along with the Sun, Mars, Mercury ... and etc.
IIRC, the moon and earth kind of revolve around each other. Almost dual planets.
No. The barycenter is below the surface of the earth. The moon is a moon.
OT It’s May and the Royals are in second place, seems like another World.
The ratio of mass of the earth to mass of the moon is 82.4, so the ratio of the distance from the center of the earth to the center of mass and the distance from the center of the moon to the center of mass is 1/82.4. So the distance from the center of earth to the center of mass will be 1/(82.4 + 1) * 387000 = roughly 4630 kilometers. Which means the center of mass lies under the surface of the earth.
The book Darwin’s Ghost (by Ateve Jones) tells us that ... “The Moon flew off its parent after a giant impact. Because it stayed small, cold and undisturbed it gives a better picture of the past than does its parent. A guick trip by the Apollo 11 mission was enough to date it. The Earth’s turmoil makes it harder to trace its own origin. Its oldest rocks, found in Greenland and Western Australia, are just under four billion years old.”
Pardon me for the typo. Darwin’s Ghost was written by Steve Jones.
Interesting. Without checking it, my first thought is that the Moon's gravitational effect on Earth's oceans is part of your equation's meaning, and (quoting Steve Jones again) ...
The atlas of the past holds many surprises. To reconstruct it, all that is needed is to subtract from the map of today the ocean floor made since the date in question. The key is the Earth's magnetic field. Every few hundred thousand years, what was the North Pole becomes the South until the poles reverse once more in their endless dance. The switch is recorded in the rocks. Great stripes of magnetic reversal across the bottom of the ocean mark their movements."
Those two used to do the Angles games. I grew to like them but now that the Angels have Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza, I realize how bad Physioc and Huddler are.
oops Angels, not Angles.
not. Call me crazy!
Watching an Angels game right now — they have an excellent broadcast team.
Much better, IMHO, than Vin Skully.
His need to overemphasize objects started with a conversation with an old girlfriend. He hopped into bed and she saw his "package" and said, "Oh, a wee-wee". He said, "That's a cute expression, but let's call it a penis from now on". She responded, "I've seen a lot of penises and believe me, that's a wee-wee".
A kind word, if I may, for Rex Hudler: when he played for The Angels, my pal and I took our sons to “Cap Night”. The boys had it in mind that they would get autographs from the players, on their way out of the park. I told them it wasn’t very likely, but they were insistent. Sure enough, as we waited by the gate to the parking lot, a parade of players in Jaguars, Mercedes, BMWs, etc. roared by, and would have just as soon run the kids over, as stop, and mingle. Suddenly, up pulled a Ford Bronco, the window rolls down, and Rex enthusiastically called out “Hey kids, how ya doin’ ?” He signed for all the children (about 30 of them). This was in the mid 90’s, to this day, we still have the cap that Rex signed :) A good guy.
Give him a break...he obviously thought it looked like Pluto.
The radiometric dating of a moon rock brought back by Apollo 17 showed a date in excess of the generally accepted age of the Moon (by over 100 million years). And while I’m normally a big fan of impact, imho the origin of the Moon is not an impact of a Mars-sized object with the proto-Earth:
When the Days Were Shorter
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