Actually it can't. It's not really a real cat but a theory. A hypothetical cat. But I guess hypotetically a cat could spell dog if it really wanted to. Better yet would be to see a cat operating a computer...I guess that would make it a Commodore PET.

the eccentricity of the earth is gradually lessening because its rotation frequency is gradually decreasing, due to tidal forces from the earth-moon system. Eventually, in many billions of years, it will stop when the earth rotation and moon revolution are synchronized.

I've added a predictive algorithm to take into account asteroid impact. Given that the probability of being hit by an asteroid is about the same as being killed by an aircraft accident I thought it was an important addition. I allowed for a 20,000 mile detour pro-rata the probability of it happening ...

You have to consider the angle, mass, velocity and point of impact for the asteroid. If it hits on one side, it speeds up the Earth’s rotation, but on the other side it slows it down. Either will change the eccentricity of the earth, and change the error of the calculation.

quote:Originally posted by Michael Valentine Jones

You have to consider the angle, mass, velocity and point of impact for the asteroid. If it hits on one side, it speeds up the Earth’s rotation, but on the other side it slows it down. Either will change the eccentricity of the earth, and change the error of the calculation.

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not to mention destroy the server where all of this is running. do you have a DR server on Mars?