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Moon Guide

Diameter 3476 km (1/4 of Earth's)
Gravity 1/6 of Earth's
Escape Velocity 2.38 km/s (1/5 of Earth's)
Orbital Inclination 5.2 degrees
Apogee Farthest away
Perigee Closest
Sidereal Period (Compared to stars) 27.3 days
Synodic Period (Compared to sun) 29.5 days
Surface Temperature 100-400 Kelvin
Axial Tilt 6.7 degrees
Moon's Front lunar highlands & maria; crust averages 60 km thick
Moon's Back lunar highlands & craters; crust averages 100 km thick
Internal Structure Crust (60-100 km); mantle (800 km thick); core (made of iron)
Lunar Maria 17% of the moon's surface; smooth plains with huge circular basins, basalts, and lava flows
Mascons Areas of mass concentration of gravity
Rilles Deep cracks running through Maria; caved in lava tunnels, found near edges of Maria; largest: Hadley Rille (located in the mare embrium "sea of rains"
Lunar Highlands Mountainous regions on surface; light in color; form around the edge of the Maria; can be 5k in height; form from impact craters; oldest feats on the lunar surface; "lunar Alps"
Craters Hollowed out bowl-shaped depressions; range in size; largest: Clavius (240k in diameter; named after scholars & scientists)
Rays Bright streaks of shattered rocks and dust, can cover thousands of kilometers in length, can overlap any of the other lunar feats
Soil Regolith; gardening: the stirring of regolith
Created by: achildofgod400