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Gravity on the Moon

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Scientists have been able to determine the gravitational field of the moon with the help of spacecraft which orbit around it. The movement of spacecraft would be affected by the gravitational pull of the moon, which helped scientists study the gravity on the moon's surface. According to data released from the spacecraft it was found […]

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Density of the Moon

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Density measures how firmly matter is packed in a given space. Hence the density of Moon is measured as the mass of the satellite per unit volume. Density of Moon and Earth: The Moon’s density is a low 3346.4 kg/m3 or 3.3464 g/cm3 The Earths density is 5515kg/ m3 or 5.515g/ cm3 This means that […]

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Rotation of the Moon

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The moon is definitely the most captivating celestial body that we can observe through naked eyes. It is fascinating because it is the biggest heavenly body in the night sky which changes its shape constantly. The waning and waxing cause the ever changing face of the moon. The waning and waxing of the moon is […]

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Surface of Moon

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We know that the moon is the only satellite of earth as well as the fifth largest satellite in the Solar system. For many years, the moon has been the favorite topic of many legends and myths which warn us of a full moon and how the cycle of moon controls many things in earth, […]

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Temperature on the Moon

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Looking up into the night or early morning sky, it is hard not to be drawn in by the moon looking back at you. During a full moon, you can see various terrains on the moon's surface with the naked eye, from smooth areas to rocky, craggy craters. Since the moon is considered relatively close […]

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What Color Is The Moon?

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When you see the moon in the daytime, it is very light and faint with the blue sky surrounding it. When you look at the moon at night, it seems to be bright yellow. The photographs from high resolution cameras of satellites show that the moon is gray in color. So, which is it? The […]

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What Is the Moon Made Of?

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The moon, Earth’s only natural satellite, is a rocky and cratered world. Though it seems to be forbidding and sterile, it’s actually a fascinating place, especially regarding what it’s made of. The most abundant elements that make up the moon are iron, silicon, and oxygen. The moon’s small core is made out of iron. Collisions […]

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When Was the Moon Discovered?

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When was the moon discovered? There is absolutely no simple answer to that question. The moon is such a conspicuous feature in the night sky, it is hard to say for sure when the very first person noted it. Based on the age of some rocks brought back to earth to study from Lunar landings, […]

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Where Does the Moon Rise?

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If you have observed the night sky, you would have noticed the Moon does not rise at the same spot every night nor does it rise at the same time. Ever wondered why this happens? There is a scientific explanation for this. To understand this phenomenon better, the revolution cycle of the Moon should first […]

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Where is the Moon?

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Where the moon is depends on the time of day and the day of the month. This is because the moon continually orbits around the Earth. Each orbit takes about 27.3 days. Because the Earth is also spinning on its own axis, the moon will only be visible to an observer on Earth for a […]

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