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Explore the Moon

Student Planet Facts

Full Moon

The moon is our only natural satellite.
Here are some facts and other places you can find information.

How much would you weigh on the Moon?
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Gravity and YouClick for Planet Myths and Lore
Your weight on Earth is determined by your mass and Earth's mass. Would you weigh more or less on the Moon?

Moon Names
Most planets are named for Roman gods but moons are named for Greek gods. What is the story or myth about their names? Click image or here for Planet Myths and Lore.

Blast off on a Planetary Scavenger Hunt! Planetary Scavenger Hunt!
You will need to gather some facts,
compare your data and answer some questions.
Click here to blast off!

Quick Facts about the Moon
Topic Data
Diameter 3476 km
Density 3.34 g/cm3
Mass 7.15 x 1022 kg
Temperature Range -171° C to 111° C
Atmosphere Some Hydrogen and Helium
Winds None
Moons None
Average Distance from Earth 384,400 km
Orbital Period 0 Years, 27 Days, 7.75 Hours
Rotation 27 Days, 7.75 Hours
Rings None
Composition Iron Core, Silicate Surface
Magnetic Field Slight

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