What if the Moon Didn’t Exist?
The Moon is one of many things we take for granted in the natural world. It lights up the night, it rises and sets, it goes through a cycle of phases, it contributes to the tides, and it enhances romance. But in fact, the Moon is a game changer. In this talk, astronomer and author Neil F. Comins will explore what Earth would be like if the Moon had never formed. He will explain why, without the Moon, it is unlikely we would be here today. He will also show how life, when it did form on a moonless Earth, would be profoundly different from life here, and how that world itself would be very different from our Earth.