The Moon of Earth.

Size edit

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 characteristics edit

The surface edit

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

The maria and terrae edit

The enigma of the craters edit

Water in the craters edit

Seismology edit

Recovered lunar basalt.

Moonquakes edit

Internal structure edit

Magnetism edit

Atmosphere edit

Origin and evolution edit

Large impact hypothesis edit

Age of the Moon edit

The Conquest Of The Moon edit

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