“What if?” questions stimulate humans to imagine in new methods, to refresh previous principles, and to make new discoveries. In What If the Earth Had Moons, Neil Comins leads us on a desirable ten-world trip as we discover what our planet will be like less than replacement astronomical stipulations. In every one case, the Earth will be various, usually in stunning methods.
The identify bankruptcy, for instance, supplies us a moment moon orbiting towards Earth than the single we now have. The evening sky is lots brighter, yet that won’t final endlessly. ultimately the moons collide, with one extra-massive moon rising after a interval in which Earth activities a Saturn-like ring.
This and 9 and different speculative essays offer us with insights into the Earth because it exists this day, whereas laying off new gentle at the burgeoning look for lifestyles on planets orbiting different stars.
Appealing to grownup and younger grownup readers alike, this publication follows at the author’s prior bestseller, What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?, with thoroughly new eventualities subsidized by way of the newest astronomical research.