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Moon Content

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How long does it take the moon to travel once cycle around the earth? About 27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 42 minutes)
What are the Moon phases? New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent
Explain new moon When the moon is between the earth and the sun. The sun is illuminating the side of the moon that we cannot see.
Explain full moon When the sun and the moon are on opposite sides of the earth. The sun illuminates the entire half of the moon that we see
True or False: The sun is always shinning on half of the moon? True
Can we live on the moon? No, there is no Oxygen
Does the moon have any moons or rings? If so name them. No
Anorthosite Rock of aluminum and silicates found on the moon.
Asteroid Small, rocky world. Most asteroids are between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Breccia Rock made from pieces of rocks formed earlier.
Carbonaceous Chondrite Stony meteorite containing chondrules and volatiles.
Chondrite A stony meteorite containing chondrules.
Chondrule Round, glassy part of meteorite made from silicates.
Ejecta Pulverized rock scattered by impacts on an object's surface.
Mare Lava flows on the surface of the moon. Plural, maria.
Meteor Small rocks or sand making a bright trail through the sky as it burns in the atmosphere.
Meteorite A meteor that has landed on the Earth.
Rays Ejecta from impacts that spreads out away from a crater.
Rilles Channels in the lunar surface.
Volatiles Carbon compounds, frozen gas and other materials that when heated vaporize.
Created by: Rwelsh