by Paola Roman
- Diameter- 3.744 it is smaller than Earth.
- Distance from the sun- It is the same like Earth.
- Rotation- 27.3 is the same like Earth.
- Revolution- 29.5 is bigger than Earth.
- What planet it belongs to- To Earth.
- Where it is located- The moon is a bit more than one-fourth located from Earth.
- Who discovered it- The moon was never actually discovered.
- When it was discovered- There is absolutely no answer to this question.
The dark side of the moon is a myth:
In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth. This is because the Moon rotates around on its own axis in exactly the same time it takes to orbit the Earth, meaning the same side is always facing the Earth. The side facing away from Earth has only been seen by the human eye from spacecraft.
A person would weigh much less on the Moon:
The Moon has much weaker gravity than Earth, due to its smaller mass, so you would weigh about one sixth (16.5%) of your weight on Earth. This is why the lunar astronauts could leap and bound so high in the air.
The Moon has only been walked on by 12 people; all American males:
The first man to set foot on the Moon in 1969 was Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission, while the last man to walk on the Moon in 1972 was Gene Cernan on the Apollo 17 mission. Since then the Moon has only be visited by unmanned vehicles.