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Interesting Facts about the Moon
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:25 PM
Diameter is 1/4 the size of Earth's diameter.
Gravity is about 1/6 of Earth's gravity. This is too weak to maintain an atmosphere.
The Moon's gravity is still enough to affect the tides on the Earth.
The same side of the Moon is always facing Earth because the Moon's rotation is synchonous with its revolution around Earth.
The Moon is slowing moving away from Earth about 4 centimeters a year.
The footprints left on the surface by astronauts will last at least 10 million years.
Temperatures can range from +300° F to -270 F.
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