The Formation Of The Moon

Editorials News | Apr-14-2022

The Formation Of The Moon

More than 200 moons are there in orbit, solar system, planet and one of those Moons calls Earth home. The moon was formed about 4.5 billion years ago when according to one theory the earth slammed into another early planet debris from this collision began to orbit Earth and accumulated warming today's moon. The moon is the fifth-largest natural satellite in the solar system with a diameter just under the width of China its composed of an iron-rich core, a mantle, and a crust containing minerals made of Magnesium, Oxygen, and Silicon. The moon's surface was once geographically active and covered in an ocean of Magma but today apart from the traces of water and ice the surface is completely covered with dust and rocky debris and countless craters. The moon surface is each formed by an object such as meteoroids, comets, and asteroids crashing onto the moon.

The largest crater the South pole Aitken Basin spans a quarter of the moon's surface and is nearly deep enough to fit Mount Everest inside. The moon orbits our planet at an average distance of 30 piles of earth. It rotates at the same rate that it revolves so as it revolves around our planet the same side of the Moon faces the earth all the time. From the earth's surface, we can observe eight distinct traditionally recognized stages of the moon's illumination called "Lunar Phases". They have been observed for thousands of years and even provided the basis for the earliest calendars. For most of human history, the moon has only been studied from far. But on July 20th, 1969 humans can close that distance with the American Spaceflight Mission "Apollo 11". It places humans on the moon for the very first time bringing our understanding of Earth's only natural satellite one step closer.

By : Parth Aggarwal
S. D. Public School
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