10 interesting facts about the Moon (4 photos)

1. On the Moon there is a monument to those killed astronauts. This is a small aluminum figure astronaut in a spacesuit height slightly more than 8 cm. Near the figure set a plate with the names of people who gave their lives for the sake of space exploration

2. The first living creatures that flew around the moon in a spaceship, were Central Asian turtles. Company they will make flies, beetles, plants, algae, seeds and bacteria.

3. On the surface of the moon there is a large temperature difference from -100 ° C to + 160 ° C. On Earth, the maximum temperature difference - from -49 to +7 degrees. At the same time in the world this difference is not the norm, he recorded only once, in 1916, in the State of Montana in the United States.

4. The landscape of the moon can be seen in an ordinary backyard telescope. For example, in the home telescopes Levenhuk Strike clearly visible sea and lunar craters.

5. Even the day of the moon - black starry sky, since our satellite does not have its atmosphere. Also, the moon is visible day and night Earth. The position of the terrestrial disc does not change.

6. The force of gravity on the moon is 6 times less than on Earth. Therefore, the moon crednestatistichesky man could lift a load equal to the severity of his own weight.

7. In order to fly to the moon on a plane, take about 20 days. By car would go longer - about six months, if you move without stopping at a cruising speed of 90-100 kilometers per hour.

8. From the Earth to the diameter of the moon and the sun seems to be the same. Thanks to this amazing coincidence humans can observe the solar eclipse

9. The satellite of the Earth has its own Alps, Apennines, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Caucasus Mountains. Mountains, located on the near side of the Moon, clearly visible in amateur telescope, for example, Levenhuk Strike 80 NG.

10. In 2010, NASA lunar project offered "avatars". The idea is the following: go to the moon robots, and scientists are wearing special costumes, manage them with the earth. If you implement the project, the Moon will be not send people, and all the research from the surface of the native planety.Istochnik:


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