What If The Moon Didn't Exist

What if the Moon Didn’t Exist is a collection of speculative articles about different versions of Earth, published in book form in 1993. They were originally published in Astronomy magazine. The individual scenarios are:

  • Solon – Earth without a Moon
  • Lunholm – Moon closer to Earth
  • Petiel – Earth with less mass
  • Urania – Earth’s axis tilted like that of Uranus
  • Granstar – More massive sun
  • Antar – Effects if a supernova exploded near Earth
  • Cerberon – Star passing through the solar system
  • Diablo – Black Hole passing through the Earth
  • Seeing the world via infrared
  • Effects of ozone layer depletion

Famous quotes containing the words exist and/or moon:

    What we know is not capable of being otherwise; of things capable of being otherwise we do not know, when they have passed outside our observation, whether they exist or not. Therefore the object of knowledge is of necessity. Therefore it is eternal; for things that are of necessity in the unqualified sense are all eternal; and things that are eternal are ungenerated and imperishable.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    She winks a feeble eye,
    She smiles into corners.
    She smooths the hair of the grass.
    The moon has lost her memory.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)