Solar System/Moon

The Moon of Earth.


The Moon's diameter is 3476 kilometers, or 0.2764 times that of Earth. This makes the Moon far larger relative to its planet than any other planetary moon in the solar system. In absolute terms it is the fifth largest planetary satellite in the solar system.

Physical characteristicsEdit

The surfaceEdit

The far side of the moon has a vastly different surface then the near side.

The maria and terraeEdit

The enigma of the cratersEdit

Water in the cratersEdit


Recovered lunar basalt.


Internal structureEdit



Origin and evolutionEdit

Large impact hypothesisEdit

Age of the MoonEdit

The Conquest Of The MoonEdit

Buzz Aldrin on the moon during Apollo 11. Photo taken by Neil Armstrong.