Hereâ€™s some cool stuff about the moon!
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How the mooned form What the moon is made of
How far the moon is from earth How its “phases” look The moons orbit around earth How the moon effects earth And some moon missons!
According to the "giant impact" theory, the young Earth had no moon. At some point in Earth's early history, a rogue planet, larger than Mars, struck the Earth in a great, glancing blow. Instantly, most of the rogue body and a sizable chunk of Earth were vaporized. The cloud rose to above 13,700 miles, 22,000 kilometers, altitude where it condensed into innumerable solid particles that orbited the Earth as they aggregated into ever larger moonlets, which eventually combined to form the moon.
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How the moon looks
WHOA! The moons orbit… or how it spins and stuff • The rotation of the moon—the time it takes to spin once
around on its own axis—takes the same amount of time as the moon takes to complete one orbit of the Earth, about 27.3 days. This means the moon's rotation is synchronized in a way that causes the moon to show the same face to the Earth at all times. One hemisphere always faces us, while the other always faces away. The lunar far side (aka the dark side) has been photographed only from spacecraft. The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new Moon to new Moon) is 29.5 days. The Moon spends the extra 2.2 days "catching up" because Earth travels about 45 million miles around the Sun during the time the Moon completes one orbit around Earth.
Some moon missions..cool stuff 1972
Luna 20 Feb 14, 1972 Unmanned Apollo 16 Apr 16, 1972
Apollo 17 Dec 7, 1972 Crewed Landing
Published on Mar 2, 2012