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Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

Doesnt the Moon orbit the Earth

Sort of - they actually both orbit a barycentre since they are both fairly massive.. Said barycentre is still within Earth's crust but isn't centre of the earth (it's at about 3/4 of the radius of Earth).

Of course, non-pedants would piffle that this was equivalent to the moon orbiting the Earth but we don't want that sort round here, do we?

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