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What was the first object in space to be explored by humans?

The moon.


Who was the first person to step on the moon?

Neil Armstrong


What are the phases of the moon?

New moon, waxing crescent, 1st quarter, waxing
gibbous, full, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter and waning crescent.


What is the difference between waxing and waning?

Waxing means that there is more of the moon lit up and Waning means that there is less of the moon being lit up.


What phases are the crescent bigger and smaller than?

he crescent is bigger than a new moon but smaller than a quarter moon.


What phases are a gibbous bigger and smaller than?

A gibbous is bigger than a quarter moon but les than a full moon.


how long does it take for the moon to go through all its phases and rotate once around the earth?

It takes about 29.5 days.


Is half of the moon always lit up? Why or why not?

Yes, because it could be the side facing the Earth or the side facing the sun.


When does the new moon rise?

The new moon rises with the sun.


When does the full moon rise?

The full moon rises when the sun sets.


Which phase does a lunar eclipse happen?

A lunar eclipse happens when there is a full moon.


What phase does a solar eclipse happen?

A solar eclipse happens when there is a new moon.


What are dark patches on the moon called?

They are called Maria.


Why does the moon seem larger than stars that are thpusands of times bigger than it?

The moon looks bigger because it is closer.


Why are there no clouds o the moon?

There aren't any clouds on the moon because there isn't any liquid water and there isn't any atmosphere. Clouds need moisture and rising air to form.


Why can the moon have very cold and very warm temperatures?

The moon can have huge differences in its temperatures because the moon doesn't have an atmosphere to move the heat around or contain the heat.


How much of Earth's gravity is the moons?

The moon has 1/6 of Earth's gravity.


When can you see stars from the moon?

You can see stars anytime on the moon because there is no atmosphere to scatter the light so it is always dark.


Why is the sky always black on the moon?

The sky is always black on the moon because there i no atmosphere to scatter the light.


What are natural satellites?



Which 2 planets don't have moons?

Mercury and Venus.


What does the moons gravity affect on Earth?

the tides


Why is the moons gravity 1/6 of the Earth's gravity?

The moon has less mass than the Earth.


What does the word luna mean?

It means moon.


What does Maria mean?

It means sea in Latin.


What shape does the moon obit in?

The moon has an elliptical (oval) orbit.


How does the moon "light up"?

It reflects the suns light.


What is the difference between what happens on the moon and on the earth when a meteor hits?

On earth the meteor usually disintegrates when going through the atmosphere. On the moon the meteor hits the moon and makes a crater in the moons surface.