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Our Moon

Posted in Moons on June 29, 2015 by deltheanji

Our moon

 

 

The moon is a space wonder right on our own doorstep, it is the 5th largest moon in our solar system.

 

 

The moon has no atmosphere, so things like asteroids, solar winds and cosmic rays can attack it, the sky looks completely black and no sound can be heard on the moon.

 

 

The moon has something called ‘Moon Dust’ which smells like gunpowder, but can seriously damage human lungs, it is made of tiny shards of natural fine magnetic glass that sticks to space suits and makes it quite hard for astronauts to move around.

 

 

You would weigh much less on the moon than you would on earth, because it has little gravity.

 

 

The moon has quakes, like we do on Earth, they are called moonquakes (because earthquakes wouldn’t sound right on the moon).

 

 

A moon completes a full rotation after 4 weeks, it is tidally locked so one side is always facing the earth, but that doesn’t mean it always has a dark side, because spacecraft have seen the other side when it faces the sun.

 

 

The moon’s most prominent feature is it’s dark spots, that can be seen from earth, these are giant seas of solidified lava, considering it is so cold on the moon, lava can’t stay heated, this freezes and doesn’t flow.

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Titan

Posted in Moons on June 26, 2015 by deltheanji

titan

 

Titan is Saturn’s largest moon, and the 2nd largest moon in our solar system (after Ganymede of Jupiter). It is the only moon in our solar system with clouds and a thick atmosphere, and has seas of liquid methane.

 

It’s diameter is 3,200 miles (5,150 kilometers), about half the size of Earth and almost as large as Mars

 

It’s surface temperature is minus 290 Fahrenheit (minus 179 degrees Celsius), which makes water as hard as rock and means methane is found as liquid

 

It’s surface pressure is slightly higher than Earth’s pressure. Earth’s pressure at sea level is 1 bar while Titan’s is 1.6 bars.

 

It’s orbital period is 15,945 days

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