Delgado_PAPER.pdf - ABSTRACT In this Paper I go over how the moon came to be and develop into what it is now I touch topics such as the size structure

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TERM PAPER: THE EARTH’S MOON 9/29/2020 ABSTRACT In this Paper, I go over how the moon came to be and develop into what it is now. I touch topics such as the size, structure, formation, and surface of the moon. Delgado, Blanca L. Physical Science (PHYS-1013-FW02F)
1 The Earth’s Moon Blanca L. Delgado Oklahoma City Community College The Earth’s moon is the only place outside of earth where humans have been able to set foot. According to a NASA article, the earth’s moon is the fifth biggest moon out of over 190 others. This moon is the only natural satellite on earth. It was created billions of years ago as the result of a collision between earth and an object the size of a planet. The resulting debris from both Earth and the impactor accumulated to form our natural satellite 239,000 miles (384,000 kilometers) away (Amanda 2019). This new formation now called the moon was in a molten state for 100 million years before they noticed any major changes. Slowly, most of the global "magma ocean" had crystallized, with less-dense rocks floating upward and eventually forming the lunar crust (Amanda 2019). The moons’ structure can be divided into three main parts. The Core, the Mantle, and the crust. Many scientists who study the planets believe that the moons’ core is extremely similar to earths, in that it is both an inner solid, iron rich core (NASA 2016). The moon’s core is 149 miles in radius [,] is surrounded by a liquid iron shell 56 miles thick [as well as] a partially molten layer with a thickness of 93 miles (Amanda 2019). The Mantel connects from the top of the molten layer on the core to the lower part of the Moon’s crust. It is made of minerals like Olivine and

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