The Moon: The Formation Of The Moon

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Outer space according to Dictionary.com is defined as "the physical universe outside of the earths atmosphere". Over the entire existence of mankind we have always wondered what is out there. The moon is one object that many people have always fathomed about. The moon is fathomed about in 3 aspects. These aspects include facts including theories the formation of the moon, the great space race, and wether or not the first moon landing was a hoax. The moon is probably the most noticeable object outside of earth atmosphere besides the sun. There are a great number of facts about the moon. Most of these facts include size and distance of the moon compared to the Earth. Our moon's proper name is "Luna". Luna is 238,900 miles away from earth, and 27% smaller than earth. The moon is the most studied object outside of earths atmosphere. Luna is the only naturally made object that humans have set foot on besides earth. There are five basic theories in the formation of our moon. The first is the "fission theory" which states that the moon was once a part of earth, but separated a long time ago. The second theory is called the "capture theory". This theory is says that the moon formed somewhere else, and was "captured" by earths gravitational pull. The third theory is called the "condensation theory" this theory states that the moon and earth were condemned together from the original nebula that formed our solar system. The fourth theory called the "Colliding Planetesimals Theory" states that the interaction between the earth orbiting the sun, and the sun orbiting planetesimals, which are large Astroid like rocks, led to the breakup and formation of our moon from the debris of these planetesimals. The fifth and final theory is called ... ... middle of paper ... ... Choi, C. (2013, June 21). Earth's Moon: Formation, Composition, and Orbit. Retrieved from http://www.space.com/55-earths-moon-formation-composition-and-orbit.html Kubrick, S. (n.d.). 10 Reasons the Moon Landings Could Be a Hoax - Listverse. Listverse. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://listverse.com/2012/12/28/10-reasons-the-moon-landings-could-be-a-hoax/ The Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy. (n.d.). Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_landing_hoax.phtml TheSpaceRace.com - Timeline of Space Exploration. (n.d.). TheSpaceRace.com - Timeline of Space Exploration. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://www.thespacerace.com/timeline/ Theories of Formation for the Moon. (n.d.). Theories of Formation for the Moon. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/moon/moon_formation.html

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