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Moon

Earth’s Moon The Earth’s Moon is the most important moon in the solar system in regards to Earth and all of the living things within it. It is also the only Moon that Earth has, whereas other planets, like Mars, have multiple Moons. The Moon is the only other Moon that humans have set foot on, which helped us to understand the formation, internal structure, and history of it. The “moon’s face” is the second brightest thing in the solar system after the Sun, and has a dark surface in actuality...

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The Moon

The moon The moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. The moon orbits the Earth from 384,400 km and has an average speed of 3700 km per hour. It has a diameter of 3476 km, which is about ¼ that of the Earth and has a mass of 7.35e22 kg. The moon is the second brightest object in the sky after the sun. The gravitational forces between the Earth and the moon cause some interesting effects; tides are the most obvious. The moon has no atmosphere, but there is evidence by the United States...

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Moon Hoax

The Great “Moon Hoax” Technical Communication The Great “Moon Hoax” Conspiracy theories based on the United States landing on the moon claim that the elements of the Apollo program and the associated Moon landing was a hoax staged by NASA and participating members of other organizations. Such conspiracy claims have been made by various groups and individuals since the mid 1970s. The most notable claim is that the twelve Apollo astronauts did not walk on the Moon. Conspiracists...

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Earth with No Moon

Earth with No Moon A world with no moon would be much different without the Moon. Without the moon, Earth would be greatly different. The length of the day would be different, the origins of life on Earth would be slowed, and the biological evolution of life on Earth would vary greatly. But there would still be life on Earth, and many things on Earth would remain the same. Lunar tides are perhaps the most obvious effect of the Moon on Earth. The Earth without the moon would have a day that...

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Moon Landing

surface of the moon. It was the first time in the history of mankind that we would step on the surface of another celestial body. John F. Kennedy dared us to dream, he inspired the nation to reach for the moon, to set ourselves apart from the rest of the world. The Space Race was symbolic of many things. Our future as the technically dominate nation was secured in place; just as secure as Old Glory would be, when she was driven down into the soil of the moon. We not only reached the moon, we conquered...

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The Landing of the Moon

Miguel Mora, Katarina Vargas, Caleb Davis Mr. Lyons, Ms. Escorcia WHAP 7 December 2012 The Landing on the Moon Description: The Apollo program was to get man to step foot onto the moon, which back then was a very problematic thing to do. The Apollo 1 mission was a tragic loss to 3 Apollo astronauts to a fire on the launch pad. Apollo’s 7 and 9 were to test the Command and Lunar Modules, Apollo’s 8 and 10 were lunar orbit and return, Apollo 4 was the first all-up launch, Apollo 5 was the first...

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Man on the Moon

the first men to step onto the surface of the moon. Millions watch as Apollo 11 basted off from Kennedy Space Center at 9:37 am on July 16. It entered orbit 12 minutes later. After one and a half orbits, the third-stage engine pushed the spacecraft onto its trajectory toward the Moon. Aboard were mission commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins. On July 19 Apollo 11 passed behind the Moon and fired its service propulsion engine to enter...

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Exploration of Moon

History Explained: Advantages of moon exploration The benefits evident in exploring space. Details the advantage of the moon trip as a "stepping stone" to mars and beyond. Information on the technological advances. Sponsored Links In the days before Apollo 11, the moon was a goal, a target to be accomplished to win the space race. This is how the moon has always been treated, as a finish line, not a starting point. After the Apollo missions, no one has returned, we have turned our eyes instead...

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Moon Walk

 Ever wonder what the view was like from space? Buzz Aldrin as seen in the photo walking on the moon's surface had the best seats in town. In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon during the infamous Space Race. This accomplishment gave everyone around the world new hope of future space exploration. This image, along with many others taken that day, touched the lives of everyone. Immediately what draws attention to this photo is the image of the astronaut on the moon's surface...

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The Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon I make my way over the grass, which is covered in freckles of frost that make a soft crunch with each tiny step I take. The trees that surround me are clustered together in company, yet look lonely without their companionship of leaves. They stand tall and strong, like an army of ghost warriors that are ready for battle. I walk amongst them, lightly brushing against the rough and unkind bark as I go. There’s no sign of life in the park besides myself and the typical flock of...

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