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Transcript of The Moon
rocks and many craters
from meteors aging almost
4.5 billion years old The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite The Moon is 238,900 miles from Earth. How long it takes to get there depends on the method used. Earth has about 6x more
gravity than the moon.
It takes one month for the
Moon to orbit around
the Earth. The Moon has the largest
mass of any known natural
satellite. The Moon influences the ocean
tides, its gravitational pull
combined with the Sun's
work together to give the
greatest effect. "The Moon was discovered
by the first to look up
at the night sky and see it." Without our Moon the oceans temperature would increase dramatically, sea creatures would perish and the Earth would spin much faster without the Moon's gravitational pull. Physical explortion of the Moon first began on September 14th 1959 when Luna 2, a space probe was launched by the Soviet Union. The Moon does not make its own light, it simply reflects the light of the Sun. The lunar hemisphere that is not currently lit by the Sun, is called the dark side of the Moon. ...and some people claim to see things in it "The Moon." NASA. N.p., 29 Nov. 07. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/moon_worldbook.html>.
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"Earth's Moon." Wikipedia. N.p., Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_of_the_moon> Sources: log out :)