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:

    Better not to exist than live basely.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    Like the moon her kindness is.
    If kindness I may call
    What has no comprehension in’t,
    But is the same for all
    As though my sorrow were a scene
    Upon a painted wall.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)