Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 9 - Think and Discuss: 101

Answer

The Moon does rotate about its axis.

Work Step by Step

The moon rotates once for each trip around the Earth, which is why we see the same face. Try it by sliding some coins on a table! If the moon didn’t rotate, Earthlings would see the entire lunar surface as the moon made a complete trip.
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