Is the moon drifting away from earth?
Yes. by a few cm every year. The moons gravity effect on the earth is slowing the earths rotation, which in turn is weakining the earths magnetic field, which is keeping the moon in orbit. Eventually if nothing crashes into the earth, and if the sun doesnt explode, then the moon will escape the magnetic field of the earth and find its own orbit around the sun, however this orbit would not be as circular as the earths, it would most likely move much closer to the sun at some point in its orbit and would probably fall into it.
No. The moon missions were real. During one of the moon walks, the astronauts placed a reflector at a specific location on the moons' surface so that Earth bound astronomers could monitor the orbital distance of the moon with LASERs. This is how we know the Moon is drifting away from Earth by about 3cm per year.
The moon and other planets and their satellites are held in space by the force of gravity from other planets and satellites. If the moon tried to drift off into space, gravitational forces from the Earth will keep it from floating away. It doesn't crash into the Earth because planets and moons pull AGAINST each other and keep each other from drifting away. * * * * * Only partly true. The moon does not…