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  • The Moon: The Sun And The Moon

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    sun and the moon would hover together in the sky, admiring the beauty of Earth. The sun's rays illuminated the mesmerising landscape, while the moon's craters could capture the sweet aroma of flora and the melodious sounds of fauna. The moon would speak to the sun of what it sensed, while the sun's light allowed the moon to see. The two were a pair, like trees and leaves; or fish and water. Despite the seemingly perfect arrangement, the sun gradually came to resent the moon. The moon could feel and

  • Research On Moon And Moon Mining

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    Qian Yan Professor Erika Harnett ESS 102 25 October 2016 Research on Moon and Moon Mining Synopsis for the Sci-fi paper My sci-fi paper is going to focus on the future when almost all traditional energy resources are at the edge of being exhausted. By that time, any form of clean energy will not be enough to support the whole human race and without a choice, people on Earth have relied much more heavily on nuclear power and countless number of nuclear power stations are then built worldwide. Then

  • The Moon Compare To The Moons Of Other Planets

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    How Does the Moon Compare to the Moons of Other Planets Earth’s moon did not always exist. According to a theory known as the “Big Whack,” a roving planetoid, Theia, and the ancient Earth were on the same plane in the solar system. Theia, which is believed to have been at least the size of Mars, collided with the ancient Earth approximately 4.5 billion years ago. The resulting debris, material from the ancient Earth’s mantle, is what is said to have formed our current day moon. All of the debris

  • Moon Phases

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    Have you ever doubted what creates the moon phases? It is known that its appearance evolves over times. But why? The best method to understand the phases of the moon is to scrutinize the aspects of astronomy. First of all, we need to wipe out the most commonly held misconception about the moon’s phases. The typical reason given for the cause of the moon phases is that we are observing the shadow of the Earth on the Moon! But it’s not true. When the Moon goes through the shadow of the Earth, we

  • The Titan Moon

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    The Titan Moon is Saturn’s largest moon and it is the second-largest moon in the Solar System. The Titan Moon is said to be the only moon in the Solar System with a dense like atmosphere. The diameter of the Titan Moon is 3,200 miles’ which is half of the planet Mars. The Titan Moon orbital period is about 15,945 days. The name of this moon came from a Greek Mythology. The Titan Moon was discovered by Christian Huygens a Dutch astronomer in 1655. The Titan Moon is known to have several layers and

  • Moon Landing

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    Moon Landing Faked or Real Was July 20th, 1969 at 10:56 p.m. eastern daylight time, the biggest hoax ever pulled? On that day the famous words "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” were uttered by the first man on the moon. Or were they? Most people believe that the United States and no one else has ever landed on the moon. While this may seem hard to believe, a surprising number of people believe that it was all a big hoax. The controversy over whether the United States went

  • Phases of the Moon

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    Sunlight is shown coming in from the right. The earth, of course, is at the center of the diagram. The moon is shown at 8 key stages during its revolution around the earth. The moon phase name is shown alongside the image. The dotted line from the earth to the moon represents your line of sight when looking at the moon. The large moon image shows what you would see at that point in the cycle. For the waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent phases you have to mentally turn yourself upside

  • Phases Of The Moon

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    The moon is widely believed to have formed when a mars sized object collided into the earth about 4.5 billion years ago this impact was so catastrophic that debris was kicked into orbit around earth which led to the formation of the moon.The moon has eight main phases; new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning crescent, third quarter, and waning gibbous. All of these phases take about 29 days to complete. The phases of the Moon depend on its position in relation

  • Trip to Moon

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    The Moon, of course, has been known since prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. As the Moon orbits around the Earth once per month, the angle between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun changes; we see this as the cycle of the Moon's phases. The time between successive new moons is 29.5 days (709 hours), slightly different from the Moon's orbital period (measured against the stars) since the Earth moves a significant distance in its orbit around the Sun in that

  • Galilean Moons

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    Jupiter has X moons. However, I will focus on the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, so-called because they were discovered by Galileo Galilei in –---. They are, in order of radius from greatest to least, Ganymede, Callisto, ,. They offer a very interesting contrast. Their geomorphologogical differences are particularly interesting because they’re all about the same distance from the Sun and are orbiting the same planet, though at different distances. In fact, XXXX have an oribital resonance. Rather