Chapter 1 The Moon

Now look, this would also be the case with the moon; if it had a rotation only as slow as the earth, it would have to have a five times faster rotation around it's axis, i.e. it would have to rotate five times around it's own axis in 24 earth hours, in order to distribute the air and the water and fire properly on it's surface, which would then result in nothing else than the complete destruction of the moon already after five years, and the earth would just be littered with moon particles; What effect the masses crashing from the moon onto the earth would produce, I don't have to tell you; but only say so much that nobody would remain alive. – The Moon, Chapter 1, Paragraph 7

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