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The Moon: Our Only Natural Satellite

Other than thinking about sleep when we see the moon, there remains to be a lot of things we still don’t know about it. We have a handful of cool moon facts, but other than these facts, a lot has to be explored in the moon.

Being the only natural satellite of the Earth, several expeditions have been conducted to better know the moon. The moon is about 238857 miles away from our planet and it is considered as the fifth largest moon in the entire solar system. The moon, just like the earth also has several mountain ranges. Mon Huygens is the name given to the tallest mountain of the Moon and it is only half the height of our very own Mt. Everest.

Cool moon facts will never be complete without talking about gravity. Basing it on the experience of astronauts and the studies of experts, gravity is only one fifth in strength on the surface of the moon. They weigh less while on the moon because of the lack of gravity. Because of lack of gravity, the people we see who are walking on the moon may look like they are hopping.

It was in 1969 that the first manned moon landing happened. The United States was the first country to send a man to our natural satellite through the Apollo 11 mission. The space rocket carried Neil Armstrong making him the first man to ever set foot on the moon.

Even from afar, we always see the moon’s surface as pockmarked. When comets and asteroids collide with the moon’s surface, it leaves huge craters. Because the moon doesn’t have any atmosphere, these objects create a huge impact when they hit the moon.

One of the cool moon facts that we now know is that the moon doesn’t have enough water supplies. Contrary to what others think, it would be very difficult for man to thrive on the moon because the place doesn’t have enough water supplies. Additionally, the temperature on the moon is very extreme.

It is so hot during daytime that it reaches past the boiling point of water. During day time, temperature can reach up to 107 degrees Celsius and it becomes abnormally cold at night. At night, one can also freeze to death as the temperature can dip up to -153 degrees Celsius in no time.

The list of trivia and cool moon facts continue to grow as we send more and more explorations on its surface. While there remains to be a lot of things to discover about our natural satellite, one thing is for certain: the moon certainly has bearing on how we lead our lives.

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