Interesting Moon Facts:
- Only natural satellite of the Earth.
- Mass is 1/81 of that of the Earth.
- It is also in synchronous rotation with Earth.
- The Moon always shows the same face toward the Earth.
- The gravitational influence of the Moon produces the ocean tides.
- The Soviet Union's Luna programme was the first to reach the Moon using an unmanned spacecraft.
- The Luna 2 mission, in 1959, successfully impacted upon the Moon's surface - the 1st man-made object to reach the Moon.
- The Luna 3 mission, also in 1959, rounded the Moon & sent the 1st photographs of the far side of the Moon.
- The Luna 9 mission, February 1966, was the first probe to make a soft landing on the Moon.
- United States' NASA Apollo programme has achieved the only manned missions to the Moon.
- Lunokhod programme (1970-1973).
Waxing or Waning Moon (Mnemonic)
Theia Giant Impact Hypothesis (Collision With Earth Producing Moon)
Apollo Programme - Earth - Gravitation - Lunokhod Programme - Luna Programme - Moon - NASA - Ocean Tides - Satellite - Soviet Union - United States
Posted by ALCHEssMIST.
Alchemipedia | Home | Index | AZ | Numbers | Years | Animals | Architecture | Art | Business | Fashion | Films | Food & Drink | Games | Health | History | Literature | Media | Music | People |Politics | Science | Sport | Technology | World |