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Alice was half my age but twice as intelligent as me. She was an enigma threatening to dissolve my marriage.

By Adam Marek   October 2007

We only ever see one side of the moon. The moon takes the same time to circle the earth as it does to turn on its own axis, which means that the same point on the moon always faces the earth. A strange coincidence, but then everything about the universe is miraculous.

The moon’s rotation and orbit are so perfectly synchronised that from its surface, the earth is frozen in the sky. There is no earth-rise or earth-set, just the earth rotating in the sky, a great rolling ball that never reaches its destination.

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