The Moon – Overview

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. Scientists believe the Moon was created 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the Earth and blasted out rocks that came together to orbit around the Earth.  They eventually melted together, cooled down and became the Moon. The Moon has a diameter of […]

The Apollo astronauts’ footprints will stay on the moon for 100 million years

Because there is no atmosphere on the moon, and hence no erosion, the Apollo astronauts’ footprints, roverprints and spaceship prints will stay preserved on the moon for at least the next 10 to 100 million years. They won’t stay on there forever, though. The Moon is exposed to bombardment by meteorites that could easily wipe out […]

The far side of the Moon

Have you ever wondered why the Moon always looks the same? Or have you ever wondered about whats on the other “dark side” of the moon that is not visible from Earth and why we can’t see it? The “dark side” or “far side” of the Moon refers to the fact that only one side […]