The most interesting thing about the Moon
The moon - the only natural satellite of the Earth. The second brightest object in the sky of the earth after the Sun and the fifth largest natural satellite solar system planets.
Throughout its history, the Moon has gone through tragic moments. Three to four million years ago, our satellite was subjected to "late heavy bombardment". In those days meteorites harshly bombarded the Moon and our planet.
At the end of the command of the expedition "Apollo" returned to Earth with 385 kg of lunar samples.
On the Moon gravity is 6 times weaker than the Earth's. When there is the possibility of athletics competitions, a record high jump would be equal to 15 meters.
Talking about the interesting facts about the moon, look at the size and distance. With dimensions of 400 times smaller than the Sun, the Moon is closer to our planet 400 times. Therefore, earthlings for sun and moon appear the same size.
The shape of the moon is more like an egg than a sphere.
The Moon's crust occupies only 2-4% of its total weight, while for the total mass of the Earth's crust - it is 30%.
The sun daily and annually moves by the same route on the horizon. At the same movement of the Moon goes through a complex cycle that lasts 18, 6 years. To track this intricate cycle of ancient civilization constructed a special structure.
Earth's volume is able to "absorb" the order of 49 moons.
Lunar attraction decreases the speed of Earth's rotation. Therefore, the days have now become longer than before the formation of the Moon.
In Ireland, discovered an old map of the Moon - on the tombstone age of 5000 years. Previously, it was known even created a great Leonardo da Vinci in 1505 the image of the lunar surface.
Since the moon and no wind, and moisture, the traces left by the astronauts to remain on the surface for millions of years.