How Are Earth And The Moon Different?

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Eryn Brewer Dr. Domitrovich PSCI 1054 Final Exam Paper How Are Earth and The Moon Different? First off the Moon is known to be tremendously huge in the human eye, yet it is only a quarter (3470 km) sized of the Earth. The Moon is the fifth largest moon and is the closest astronomical object to the Earth itself (PSCI 1054, Class Lecture, Motion). The Earth is recognized to have life on it and has many physical and chemical differences than the moon does. It is a known fact that the Earth orbits the sun and the Moon orbits the Earth. Chemical and physical changes can get confusing. For example when a person eats chocolate, digestion is a form of chemical change, but when the person chews it and breaks it down a physical change is at stake. The Moon and the Earth are both dramatically different in ways that may be explained due to research. The physical properties on the earth are much different from the Moon. Physical changes can be changed for a short period of time and can be reversed in reversible conditions. On Earth, the crust is a little thicker than on the Moon, the thickness is about 0.005R and on the Moon it is known to be 0.004R. The thickness of the crust does not determine why the physical properties differ, but it is one reason. On the Moon, craters, mountains, and highlands exist, and on the Earth, mountains, flatlands, and highlands exist. Craters are different on the moon and Earth. Since the Moon has no atmosphere, no meteors are burned by the moon 's
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