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The moon is Earth's only natural satellite and the only astronomical body other than Earth ever visited by human beings. The moon is the brightest object in the night sky but gives off no light of its own. Instead, it reflects light from the sun. Like Earth and the rest of the solar system, the moon is about 4.6 billion years old... More »

Moon - Wikipedia


The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth, being Earth's only permanent ..... The far side is often inaccurately called the "dark side", but it is in fact illuminated a...

Moon Fact Sheet - nssdc - NASA


Moon, Earth, Ratio (Moon/Earth). Mass (10<sup>24</sup> kg), 0.07346, 5.9724, 0.0123. Volume (10<sup>10</sup> km<sup>3</sup>), 2.1968, 108.321, 0.0203. Equatorial radius (km), 1738.1 ...

Moon Facts - Interesting Facts about the Moon - Space Facts


The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth's only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar ...

Fun Moon Facts for Kids - Interesting Facts about the Earth's Moon


Check out our amazing space and astronomy facts for kids. Learn about different space objects and enjoy a range of cool trivia. Interesting facts about the Moon ...

Moon Facts - National Geographic News


Jul 16, 2004 ... Scroll down for the answers—and other facts about our moon. • How did the moon form? According to the "giant impact" theory, the young Earth ...

Moon Facts: Fun Information About the Earth's Moon - Space.com


Nov 19, 2014 ... Learn how Earth's moon formed, how its orbit affects Earth's tides, why solar and lunar eclipses happen and the history of lunar exploration.

Moon Fact Sheet - Montana State University


Moon Facts (for Moonquest! The Adventure Begins). Fact: Like the rest of the Solar System, the Moon is about 4 1/2 billion years old. Most of the cratering ...

Facts about the Moon for Kids - Primary Homework Help


How long does it take the Moon to orbit the Earth? The Moon takes about 27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11.6 seconds) to go all the way around the ...

The Moon - Facts About The Moon For Kids - Planets For Kids


the Moon was probably made 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the Earth and blasted out rocks that came together to orbit round the Earth.