Do We Really Need the Moon?
The Moon is a familiar presence in the sky than most of us take for granted.
But what if it was not where is he now? How would this affect life on Earth? Lunar rocket scientist Dr. Maggie fan-Aderin Pocock explores our intimate relationship with the moon.
In addition to the orchestration of the tides, the moon dictates the length of a day, the rhythm of the seasons and the stability of our planet.
However, the Moon is always in motion. In the past, was near the Earth and in the future will be further away. It is now perfectly positioned to sustain life is pure luck, a cosmic coincidence.
Using computer graphics to bring high tides and set the Earth spinning on its side, Maggie implores Aderin-Pocock look back to the moon: a view, not as a lifeless rock, but as a key player in the history of our planet past, present and future.
Do We Really Need the Moon?,