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Gayberg
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MarquisX
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The moon is just a front for the government

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/6/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Gayberg

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The Moon is Earth's only known natural satellite,[nb 4][6] and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having a quarter the diameter of Earth and 1⁄81 its mass.[nb 5] The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter. It is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face; the near side is marked with dark volcanic maria among the bright ancient crustal highlands and prominent impact craters. It is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, although its surface is actually very dark, with a similar reflectance to coal. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have since ancient times made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology. The Moon's gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. The Moon's current orbital distance, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth, causes it to appear almost the same size in the sky as the Sun, allowing it to cover the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipses.
The Moon is the only celestial body on which humans have landed. While the Soviet Union's Luna programme was the first to reach the Moon with unmanned spacecraft in 1959, the United States' NASA Apollo program achieved the only manned missions to date, beginning with the first manned lunar orbiting mission by Apollo 8 in 1968, and six manned lunar landings between 1969 and 1972—the first being Apollo 11. These missions returned over 380 kg of lunar rocks, which have been used to develop a detailed geological understanding of the Moon's origins (it is thought to have formed some 4.5 billion years ago in a giant impact event involving Earth), the formation of its internal structure, and its subsequent history.
After the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, the Moon has been visited only by unmanned spacecraft, notably by the final Soviet Lunokhod rover. Since 2004, Japan, China, India, the United States, and the European Space Agency have each sent lunar orbiters. These spacecraft have contributed to confirming the discovery of lunar water ice in permanently shadowed craters at the poles and bound into the lunar regolith. Future manned missions to the Moon have been planned, including government as well as privately funded efforts. The Moon remains, under the Outer Space Treaty, free to all nations to explore for peaceful purposes.
MarquisX

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I accept this challenge and my opponents extremely lengthy definition of the moon. I expect my opponent to make a case in the next round.
Debate Round No. 1
Gayberg

Pro

Gayberg forfeited this round.
MarquisX

Con

My opposition has forfeited. This means I win by default. Vote con!
Debate Round No. 2
Gayberg

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Gayberg forfeited this round.
MarquisX

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Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MarquisX 5 years ago
MarquisX
Geo it kinda startles me when you say sh*t like that. I mean....you can't be serious.
Posted by GeoLaureate8 5 years ago
GeoLaureate8
I believe he's arguing that the moon is an artificial satelite.

Btw Pro, I suggest consulting David Ickes research on the Moon Matrix.
Posted by socialpinko 5 years ago
socialpinko
All you did was give information on the moon. what are you debating exactly?
Posted by Helium-Flash 5 years ago
Helium-Flash
Can you explain a little bit what the debate is? What your position?
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's entire work is plagiarised.
Vote Placed by Man-is-good 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Gayberg forfeited the entirety of his debate after the first round.