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Notice that the earth goes through “phases” if you are on the moon.

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2 Notice that the earth goes through “phases” if you are on the moon.

3 Goal was to put men on the moon to explore and conduct scientific experiments. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. He did so on July 20, 1969. Video clip of Apollo Missions

4 Regolith – lunar soil – caused by meteorite impacts

5 Photo Apollo 15

6 Earthrise Apollo 8

7 Crater Copernicus viewed from lunar orbit Apollo 12

8 Capturing the Sun: aluminum panel traps atomic particles from the Sun during the Apollo 11 mission.

9 Apollo 12 Alan Bean descends the Intrepid's ladder

10 seismic experiment Apollo 14 Moonquakes occur because of the earth pulling on the moon. They are called “rock tides.”

11 This is a view of the Lunar Roving Vehicle photographed alone against the desolate lunar background during an Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site.

12 Apollo 15

13 Rock sampling Apollo 15


15 Apollo 16 – getting soil samples

16 Apollo 17

17 Lunar lander and lunar rover.

18 Fixing a fender Apollo 17

19 Crescent Earth rises above lunar horizon


21 Comparisons: 1/4 our diameter 1/6 our gravity About 240,000 miles away

22 Lunar far side looks very different from the side of the moon we always see!

23 Maria Rays around craters Maria Highlands

24 Apollo 15 Maria Highlands

25 Apollo 15 Old crater newer crater

26 Video clip of lunar formation

27 An object the size of Mars collided with the Earth. There is a lot of evidence for this event!


29 Material on the moon is like our crust and mantle. Very little iron is there. No atmosphere on the moon due to high energy impact. Same oxygen atoms are on the earth and moon that are different from ones found in comets and meteoriods! Collision Theory Evidence !

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