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Our Moon and Its Mysteries

8th Grade Speech

Jacob Gill

on 14 February 2013

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Transcript of Our Moon and Its Mysteries

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By Jacob Gill Our Moon and Its Mysteries Thesis The moon has become a worldwide icon, affecting our culture with its theoretical and controversial history, geography and geology, and major events in its astronomically short lifetime, from the widely-used theory of creation to its modern use in popular logos and religions. Geograpghy and Geology Thousands of craters and long-gone volcanoes

Cool core

Fine dust that has settled after thousands of explosions

Marias- seas; where lava recently has seeped to the surface after a meteorite crash

Two main rocks on the moon, basalt and anorthasite Popular Theory of
Creation A mars-sized object struck the earth

Molten earth spewed from the impact

The molten earth condensed while spinning in the gravitational pull of the earth into a spherical shaped celestial body

The celestial body turned out to be the moon Controversy on the Moon Tides You couldn’t go surfing, fishing, sailing, cruising, or boating

The moon weighs 81,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons, but the sun weighs 27,000,000 times as much (81,000,000,000,000,000,000x27,000,000)

Sun is 390 times further away to the earth than the moon The US planned to blow up the moon

Water may exist on the moon

The moon may be partly covered in glass

The moon may have a magnetic field

The moon may have a whole new radioactive element on it -243 Fahrenheit at night
212 Fahrenheit on the sunny side
From Earth, the moon takes about 29
days for a full rotation around the Earth
From space, it takes only 27 days The Moon holds many mysteries that only time will explain, if it even chooses to explain at all. The Moon is truly a wonderful and surprisingly interesting topic, and all you have to do is open your mind...
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