For those that reply just to trash others, go find another thread.... please! I understand that gravity warps space; I also understand that the moon is revolving once per approx. 27 days. 1) If the moon is going in a straight line and gravity is warping its 'straight' path into an orbit, then it is not rotating; and it would rotate still, if it were rotating when it got caught into an earth orbit. 2) They say that the far side of the moon is heavily cratored because of the more massive make-up of that side, and techtonic motion can not occur. So, I am to believe that the moon had NO original rotation? And that the more massive side just happens to be away from the earth? (it's centrifugal 'outside'.) - too much coincidence! Picture this: A string attached to a bucket with some water. Floating in the water: a hollow ball with a weight attached to one point inside of it. Now, spin the bucket with the string. The ball, which can move freely as it floats on the water, will 'float' with its more massive (weighted) side towards the centrifugal 'outside'. so, the water is letting the ball orient itself easily, as is space allowing the moon to, and the weighted side of the ball is like the more massive side of the moon. Now that sounds, and seems, much more like what is going on. Then, ofcourse, comes my 'not liking' how gravity is being explained; and as they still can't figure it all out, maybe I have a good point worth looking at. ... more on that, reply dependant. Cheers.