Also Read : The Discovery of a Rapidly Shrinking Planet3. Moon... tree? More than 400 trees on Earth are from the moon. All right: They came from lunar orbit. The truth is that in 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa carried a bundle of seeds with him, while Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell were busy strolling the surface, Roosa guarding the seeds. Then, the seed was brought back to earth and planted in various places throughout the land, and was later called the moon tree. The condition of the trees is fine. 4. Earth Moon Sister The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. Well? Probably not. In 1999, scientists discovered that an asteroid 3 miles (5 kilometers) wide may be trapped in the grip of Earth's gravity, thus becoming a satellite of our planet. 5. Space stone The cratered surface of the moon is the result of a massive blow from space rocks between 4.1 billion and 3.8 billion years ago. These war scars, which appear as craters, have not eroded much for two main reasons. The moon is not very active geologically, so earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building do not destroy the landscape as they do on Earth; and with almost no atmosphere, no wind or rain, so very little surface erosion occurs. 6. The moon is shaped like an egg The moon is not round. The moon is shaped like an egg. If you go outside and look up, one of the small ends is pointing right at you. And the moon's center of mass is not at the satellite's geometric center; it's about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from the center.
Rarely Known Moon Facts - As we all know, the moon is a celestial body that can emit its own light at night. The round shape of the moon was able to light up the night. The moon can be seen with the naked eye at night. The info, the moon is a celestial body that is very close to the earth. Here are some facts about the moon that are rarely known. 1.Origin of the month The moon was created when a rock the size of Mars hit Earth, shortly after the solar system began to form about 4.5 billion years ago. 2. Moon locked in orbit Perhaps the coolest thing about the moon is that it always shows us the same 'face' surface. Since the Earth and moon rotate and orbit, how did this happen? Long ago, the effect of Earth's gravity slowed the rotation of the moon around its axis. Once the moon's rotation slows down enough to match its orbital period (the time it takes the moon to circle the earth), the effect stabilizes. Many moons around other planets behave similarly. What about phases? Here's how it works: As the moon orbits Earth, it spends some of its time between us and the Sun, and half the light away from us. This is called the new moon. (So there's no such thing as a "dark side of the moon," only the side we never see.) As the moon rotates in its orbit, a thin sliver of reflected sunlight is visible on Earth as a crescent moon. As soon as the Moon is opposite the Sun, it becomes brightly lit in our view - the full moon.