Facts about Earth and Moon


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Introduction:

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The earth is the only planet in our solar system that has an atmosphere. All other planets are either gas giants or have no atmosphere at all. Earth’s atmosphere consists of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and noble gases like helium and neon. It also contains water vapor which is a side product from the earth’s surface being heated up by the sun to create evaporation. The earth’s gravity keeps the atmosphere of the earth around it so it doesn’t escape into space. Earth’s magnetic field deflects much of this charged solar wind so it doesn’t strip away earth magnetosphere which protects us from cosmic radiation coming from outer space. Without earth’s protective magnetosphere we would be exposed to harmful high-energy particles that come with them which could result go various health problems.

About Moon:

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The moon is earth’s only natural satellite. It orbits Earth at an average distance of 238,856 miles and completes one orbit around Earth every 27.3 days. The moon was created when a large object collided with earth 4.5 billion years ago. The force of the collision caused the earth’s mantle to liquefy and the object that hit earth became the moon. The moon is gradually moving away from earth and it’s currently receding at a rate of 3.8 cm per year. The earth’s moon has no global magnetic field nor atmosphere which means it doesn’t protect the earth from harmful particles. With earth’s magnetic field missing it exposes the earth to harmful high-energy radiation that comes with them.

Earth from Moon:

There has not been a manned mission to the moon since 1971. However, it is possible to extrapolate what the surface of the moon would look like from a distance by using images from remote sensing satellites. From these images, it appears that the vast majority of the moon’s surface is covered in craters. There are a few relatively flat areas on the moon, but these are mostly located near the poles. The most notable exception to this is the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo 11 landed in 1969. The surrounding area is nearly free of craters and has been extensively studied by NASA astronauts.

Earth-Moon System:

The Earth-Moon system is the gravitationally bound system consisting of the Earth and the Moon. The Earth-Moon system is also sometimes referred to as the Solar System since the Sun is also located within it. The habitable zone of the Solar System is sometimes referred to as the Earth-Moon system, or simply “the Earth zone”.

When considered together with the rest of the Solar System, the Earth and Moon are also aspects of a much greater entity: Solaria Binaria. The following facts are basic scientific facts about planet Earth and its moon which are agreed upon by all rational people, although there are still some who dispute these facts for various reasons.

Earth’s official name is “Solis 3” (Latin for “Sun 3”). It was formerly also known as Terra before it was officially renamed—this occurred on October 26th, 2945 C.E. The words “Earth” and “Terra” are both words of Latin origin that mean “ground”.

The Moon’s official name is Luna (Latin for “Moon”). The first human beings to set foot on the Moon were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. This first landing took place on July 21st, 1969 C.E., at Tranquility Base in the Mare Imbrium region of the lunar surface.

The Earth and the Moon are composed of different materials. The vast majority of the Earth is iron (32%) and magnesium (30%). this composition is sometimes referred to as “Siderophile elements”, meaning that these elements prefer to bond with iron rather than any other element. This means that because most rocky planets have a similar composition to our Earth, they will also have large cores composed mostly of iron and magnesium.

The moon has a much lower iron content, approximately 1%. It is thought that this may be due to the early formation of the Solar System when many impacts between planetary objects occurred, the iron sank to the center of the Moon, whereas the less-dense materials rose to form its surface layer. This phenomenon is known as planetary differentiation.

Conclusion:

The Earth and Moon are unique in the Solar System due to their different compositions. The vast majority of the Earth is composed of iron and magnesium, while the moon has a much lower iron content. This may be due to the early formation of the Solar System when many impacts between planetary objects occurred. The iron sank to the center of the Moon, whereas the less-dense materials rose to form its surface layer. This phenomenon is known as planetary differentiation.

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