|What is in the moon?|
|Question Date: 2017-06-14|
Did you know that your name is also the name of a
mineral? Click on the link below in order to see
a picture of this mineral.
Anyway, the moon is not a hollow body.
It is made up of rock just like the earth.
What is really amazing is how the MOON formed… a
very, very long time ago, 4,500,000,000 years ago.
In fact a HUGE ASTEROID traveling
through the solar system collided with the planet
that was to become Earth… the debris from that
impact, GIANT in impact, formed the earth’s moon.
There are some similarities between the
our earth. The surface of the moon is just
containing silica, alumina, etc... There are new
evidence showing the existence of a thin
atmosphere on the moon, containing some unusual
gases. The inner core of the moon is iron-rich
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a wonderful answer:
Do you mean "what is the moon made of?" The
moon is mostly basalt, a common type of volcanic
rock also found on Earth. Most of the rock of
Hawaii is basalt. The moon does have a metal
core, like the earth, but it's much smaller
than the earth's core, and probably frozen, while
the earth's core is still partly molten.
We think that the moon is made up of the same
stuff as the earth. It has layers just like the
earth: a core made of metal, a mantle made of
rock, and a crust made of different types of
rock. However, unlike Earth which is really
hot, the moon is frozen solid so there are no
The outer layer of the moon is called the
crust and is covered in craters from meteorite
impacts. Most of these craters formed a long time
ago and are filled with black lava that has frozen
solid. These are called "mare" which is the
Italian word for "sea" because when the meteorites
hit the moon billions of years ago, they created
huge seas of lava. The rest of the surface of the
moon is white and covered with rocks that are
similar to granite, which is the type of
rock that makes up the Sierra Nevada Mountains
here in California. If you look at pictures of the
moon, or look at it through a telescope, you can
see the differences in color between the frozen
lava (dark colored) and the rocks that are like
granite (light colored).
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