Moon Formation And FeaturesPresentation Transcript
Exploring the moon and its features.
Photo of the earth taken by Apollo astronauts from the surface of the moon. Notice that the earth goes through “phases” if you are on the moon.
How did the moon form? Video clip of lunar formation
An object the size of Mars collided with the Earth. There is a lot of evidence for this event! http://burro.cwru.edu
http://www.scientificpsychic.com Animation of lunar formation
Material on the moon is like our crust and mantle. Very little iron is there.
No atmosphere on the moon due to high energy impact.
Same oxygen atoms are on the earth and moon that are different from ones found in comets and meteoriods!
Collision Theory Evidence !
Comparisons: 1/4 our diameter 1/6 our gravity About 240,000 miles away
Lunar far side looks very different from the side of the moon we always see!
NASA's Apollo missions Goal was to put men on the moon to explore and conduct scientific experiments. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. He did so on July 20, 1969. Video clip of Apollo Missions
Regolith – lunar soil – caused by meteorite impacts
Maria Rays around craters Maria Highlands
Apollo 15 Maria Highlands
Apollo 15 Old crater newer crater
Photo Apollo 15
Earthrise Apollo 8
Crater Copernicus viewed from lunar orbit Apollo 12
Capturing the Sun: aluminum panel traps atomic particles from the Sun during the Apollo 11 mission.
Apollo 12 Alan Bean descends the Intrepid's ladder
seismic experiment Apollo 14 Moonquakes occur because of the earth pulling on the moon. They are called “rock tides.”