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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Scientists believe that a huge object, probably the size of Mars, rammed Planet Earth and knocked out a big chunk of material that ultimately resulted in the earth’s moon. The unique oxygen isotopic component of the rocks brought from the moon and earth’s rocks indicate same ancestry.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 pm
There are orange rocks on the moon. The mystery of orange rocks on the moon started when an astronaut, Harrison Schmidt, noticed a unique color patch adjacent to Apollo 17’s Taurus-Littrow landing site back in 1972. The Astronauts scooped up a little bit of the orange soil to be examined back on earth. Lunar geologist deduced that the orange soil was formed during an ancient fire mountain.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, and, along with fellow astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, made the first successful landing on the moon in 1969.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Since this time, according to Space, there have been only 12 people who have set foot on the moon, and none of these individuals have been a woman.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
The publication also notes that all of the individuals who have set foot on the moon have been American males, the last of which was Gene Cernan, back in 1972. Universe Today also notes that no one has ever walked on the moon twice.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
There are many alternative burial options these days, including underwater, and perhaps even on the moon in the near-future.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
According to CBC, 450 people’s ashes have been shot into orbit since 1992, but there may be a future in which these ashes are also sent to the moon, and the moon is reported to become a future burial ground.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Company Elysium Space launched its "lunar memorial" service with the plans of sending the cremated remains (but only up to 1 gram of ashes) for a moon “burial.”
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
There is some ambiguity surrounding the idea to send remains to the moon, but we can say with certainty that there are one person’s ashes that have already been sent the moon.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
These ashes belong to the late astronomer and geologist, Dr. Eugene Shoemaker.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
According to Atlas Obscura, NASA honored Shoemaker by sending his ashes to the moon’s surface with the Lunar Prospector in 1998.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
The spacecraft took off from the South Pole, and reached the moon on 1999, when according to the publication, NASA deliberately crashed it there.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Unfortunately, there is a lot of man-made debris that the moon has been collecting. According to Listverse, the astronauts who have visited the moon have left behind waste, and there are an estimated 181,437 kilograms of manmade material lying on the moon’s surface.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
That is quite a lot of trash, but the publication notes that most of it are the result of experiments, lunar rovers, and space probes.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
But it’s not just equipment used during missions that can be found on the moon, as Reader’s Digest reports that objects like golf balls, a falcon feather, and a golden olive branch have also been left behind.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
And, less pleasant substances like containers of human feces, that didn’t make it on the trip back home.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
There are even Pink Floyd lyrics about the dark side of the moon, but the entire concept of a “dark side” is inaccurate and just because the far side of the moon does not face Earth, does not mean that it is dark all the time.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
In fact, according to Space, both sides of the moon see the same amount of sunlight, the only difference is that we only ever see one side of the moon from Earth because it rotates on its axis.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
The moon is slowly moving away from Earth as a reaction to the earth’s tides, and according to BBC, scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock claims that this could result in the earth becoming very unstable.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
It is moving away at a rate of 3.78cm per year, which the publication notes is about the same amount of speed that our fingernails grow (a strange comparison, but it puts things into perspective).
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Right now, this distance is not going to have much of an effect, but over a lengthy period of time, this could have an effect on the earth, causing it to slow down.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
We think of the moon as a perfect sphere and it appears as one when we view it in the night sky, but actually, the moon is far less perfect than it appears, and according to Metro, it's actually shaped more like an egg.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
The moon's shape has been the subject of several studies, as scientists try to determine what forces were at play that molded its shape.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Business Insider elaborates on this point, revealing the reason for the shape is “because the moon's center of mass is actually a few miles closer to Earth than its actual geometric center.”
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:24 pm
The moon has long been a fascination of mankind, and although there have only been several men who have walked on the moon, the future looks bright with regards to moon travel.
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