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Flashcards in Moon Deck (18):
1

The crust of the Moon is thicker on the far side (the side furthest from the Earth) and is thinner on the closer side (the side closer to the Earth).

True

2

What kind of rotation does the Moon have?

synchronous

3

How much of the Sun's light is reflected off of the Moon?

7%

4

The Moon is moving away from us by ___ a year.

3.78 cm

5

What does the Moon have a large role in influencing?

Tides

6

Which theory about the Moon's origin is the one that current thinking astronomers (and the evidence) favor?

The giant impact theory

7

How many Moons does it take to cross the diameter of Earth?

4

8

The Moon rotates at ____ mph.

10

9

What is the Earth's moon's scientific name?

Luna

10

What is the name for the trench-like areas on the Moon's surface?

rills

11

How many people have walked on the Moon?

12

12

How many moons would fit inside the Earth?

49

13

How big is the Earth's radius compared to the Moon's?

4 times greater

14

The Moon is not a planet, but a _________ of the earth

Satellite

15

The Moon's core has a similar composition to which layer of the Earth?

Mantle

16

How far is the Moon from Earth?

250,000 miles

17

What is the largest moon relative to the size of the planet it orbits?

The Moon

18

Why does the Moon not have an atmosphere like the Earth?

It is smaller and the escape velocity of atoms in less