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Introductory Assignment

Using material from the following three web sites, plus any other information on the general topic you can find using references there or which you find on your own,


Answer the following question:

Based on the actual data as you can see it and the theoretical models as presented by the different authors, what do you believe the apparently increasing distance between the earth and the moon tells us about the age of the moon/earth system?  Is it only a few thousand years old?  1.4 billion years old?  4.6 billion years old?  To what level do you feel confident about your conclusions and why?  If strongly reject the arguments of any of these authors, explain carefully the reasons you do so.

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