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Cool Facts About the Moon

While we have gotten used to the presence of the moon during night time, we still don’t know a lot of things about it. We do have a lot of cool moon facts and there remains to be a lot of things to be explored in the moon.

The moon is considered as the only natural satellite of our world and humans have continued to send out expeditions to get to know it better. The moon is about 238857 miles away from our planet and it is considered as the fifth largest moon in the entire solar system. There are a lot of mountains on the moon, which is to say it’s just like the Earth. Its tallest peak is named Mon Huygens and is said to be only half as tall as the Mt. Everest in Nepal.

Cool moon facts will never be complete without talking about gravity. Astronauts have found out that on the surface of the moon gravity is only about one fifth as strong. 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.

The world’s first moon landing took place in 1969. The Apollo 11 mission, which was launched by the United States carried the first man to ever set foot on the surface of the moon. The space rocket carried Neil Armstrong making him the first man to ever set foot on the moon.

From a distance, the pockmarked surface of the moon is still visible. These craters are caused by comets and asteroids that continue to collide to its surface. There is no atmosphere on the moon and because of this, nothing can cushion the impact created by the heavenly bodies as they hit the moon’s surface.

It has been agreed on by most scientists that one of the cool moon facts is its lack of water. Because of this, it would be nearly impossible for man to survive living on its surface. Of course, there’s the extreme temperature on the surface as one of the primary reasons.

It is so hot during daytime that it reaches past the boiling point of water. Temperatures can reach up to 107 degrees Celsius, which is enough to burn you alive. 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. The moon, being so beautiful and enigmatic is still full of mysteries that are waiting to be explored as we expand our knowledge about our world.

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