The Moon: interesting facts

The Moon’s orbit is getting larger, at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year.

Find out   Why the Moon is getting further away from Earth

The most amazing fact is:

The Moon is exactly 400 hundred times smaller than the Sun but 400 hundred times closer to the Earth so that both the Sun and the Moon appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call a total eclipse.

Check out other interesting facts about the Moon
 

 

 

 
 
Lunar water?

Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists have revealed new data uncovered by NASA’s Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO—and it’s more than just water.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/21oct_lcross2/

A joint project between NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the Canadian Space Agency has yielded a lunar rover called Resolve that will search for water sources on the Moon.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/07/water-lunar-moon-rover/
 
 
 
 

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