Our Moon - Our Moon - The Earths nearest neighbor in space....

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Our Moon - The Earth’s nearest neighbor in space. - Man’s first goal of exploration.
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President Kennedy’s Famous “Man To The Moon Speech” , 1961
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Lunar Surface Features Craters – impact sites caused by asteroids, meteors, and comets
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The diameter of the moon is ¼ the diameter of the Earth. Earth Moon
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Lunar Surface Features Maria – smooth, dark, regions originally thought to be “seas”
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Lunar Surface Features Rays – dust emanating from the impact sites
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Lunar Surface Features Highlands – mountains around the maria
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Lunar Surface Features
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Interior of the Moon - The Apollo astronauts placed seismic detectors on the lunar surface. - “Moonquakes” indicated the moon has a small, solid inner core surrounded by a liquid core.
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Lunar Atmosphere - The moon has no atmosphere because: 1) No volcanoes 2) gravity is too weak to hold debris in an orbit a) Gravity is 1/6 th the value on the Earth
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Lunar Footprints The footprints made by Apollo astronauts will last for millions of years!
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The moon always shows the same side to the Earth
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course BIO 119 taught by Professor Stevendroho during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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