lunar mass


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lunar mass

[′lü·nər ′mas]
(astrophysics)
The mass of the moon.
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The gravitational pull of the additional lunar mass causes first the leading probe and then the other one to speed up, altering the gap between them.
During perigee, the lunar mass exerts a counter gravitational force on the earth.
The required tilt of about 10 degrees can be achieved if the disk contained at least 25 to 50 percent of a lunar mass and persisted from decades to as long as a century.