Solar System/Moon

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Size[edit]

The Moon's diameter is 3476 kilometers, or 0.2764 times that of Earth. This makes the Moon far larger relative to its planet than any other planetary moon in the solar system. In absolute terms it is the fifth largest planetary satellite in the solar system.

Physical characteristics[edit]

The surface[edit]

The maria and terrae[edit]

The enigma of the craters[edit]

Water in the craters[edit]

Seismology[edit]

Moonquakes[edit]

Internal structure[edit]

Magnetism[edit]

Atmosphere[edit]

Origin and evolution[edit]

Large impact hypothesis[edit]

Age of the Moon[edit]

The Conquest Of The Moon[edit]