The Moon. It was for my "Space" progect and I did not get marked for it. Due to the numourous sources I do not have a bibliography.

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The Moon

The Moon has been around for about 4500 billion years.

The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong.

The Moons phases are New Moon, Waxing Crescent, 1st quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last quarter and Waning Crescent.

The average desktop computer is 5-10 times faster than the one used to get man on the Moon.

Gene Cernan was the last man on the Moon in 1972.

There are over 500,000 craters on the Moon that are visible from Earth.

The volume of the Moon is the same as the Pacific Ocean.

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon the impact caused the moons surface to shake for 22 minutes.

Among the debris left by space missions are a number of golf balls.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon with his left foot saying " This is one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind".

The footprints of the astronauts should last about 10 million years as there is no wind or rain to erode them.

The weight of the Moon is 8 quintillion tons.

The Moon rules the star sign Cancer.

The Romans called the Moon Luna.

The Greeks called it Artimis and Selene.

The first photographs of the dark side of the Moon were by the Soviet space probe Luna 2 in 1959.

A crater is named after the first man in space Yuri Garagin.

A total of 2196 rocks weighing 382 kilograms were transported from the Moon.

The oldest rock taken from the moon was 4.5 billion years old.

The Ranger 4 took the first close up pictures of the Moon in 1964.

The Moon is the only body in the Solar System which has had rocks taken by humans.

The Moon is 384,400 kilometres from the Earth.