The Moon, also known as Luna is the Earth's only natural satellite. It is the only body in space that humans have been to.
The Moon may have formed when a small planet that shared Earth's orbit collided with the Earth and blew rocks up into space. The rocks could have stuck together to form the Moon.
- The first space probe to reach the moon was Luna 2.
- The first manned mission to the Moon was Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969.
- The first person to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong.
- The last manned mission to the Moon was Apollo 17.
Life on Earth's MoonEdit
Although life doesn't naturally exist on the moon, bacteria has ended up on the moon on spacecrafts during explorations, and survived, thus meaning life exists off of Earth, even if the life isn't Alien to Earth.
The moon may have aliens hiding on it.
Importance to EarthEdit
In theory, life on Earth wouldn't be possible without the moon. This is because without the moon, the Earth would theoretically wobble on it's axis, causing extreme changes in temperature.
Faces of the MoonEdit
As the moon orbits around the Earth, the amount of sunlight reflected off the moon to the Earth changes. Each face occurs approximately once per month.
There are 2 kinds of tides caused by the moon, spring tides, and neap tides. Both tides occur twice per month.
Spring tides are when there is an extreme distance between high tide, and low tide.Spring tides occur when the moon is in line with the sun, on either side of the Earth, or the full moon, and new moon.
Neap tides are when there is a small difference between high tide, and low tide.Neap tides occur between spring tides, during the first quarter, and third quarter.