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Astronomy: The scientific study
of the Galaxies, Stars, Nebulae, Solar Systems and the
Universe. It deals with a celestial objects
relationship to the Earth, size, position,
composition, motion, evolution and energy.
Astronomers use telescopes, satellites,
computers, space stations and observatories
to study the universe. Moon:A
celestial body that revolves around a
see slightly more than half of the moon from Earth"
Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases"
moon has its own time zone"
4. "...it is estimated that there's 181,437
kilograms (aboout 400.000 Lbs) of man materials
lying around the moon" Read More
average, the moon is 238,750 miles (384,400 km) from Earth, or about 30 Earth
widths away'' Read More Random Facts
scientists believe the moon formed as a result of a “Giant Impact,” or “Giant
Whack.” According to this theory, a Mars-sized planet struck a glancing blow to
early Earth. The impact “splashed off” rocks and debris into space, forming a
huge ring around Earth that later clumped together to form the moon"
the moon formed 4.6 billion years ago, it was 14,000 miles (22,530 km) from
Earth. Now it’s more than 280,000 miles (450,000 km) away. The moon looked three
times larger when it was closer to Earth"
the moon has no atmosphere, its temperature ranges from less than -200° F to
more than 200° F"
moon’s diameter is 2,159 miles (3,475 km), roughly four times smaller than
Earth’s, which is 7,926 miles (12,756 km)"Read More
49 moons could fit into Earth." Read More