10 Incredible Facts About The Moon

alltime10sPublished: June 11, 2016Updated: June 19, 2016113,458 views
Published: June 11, 2016Updated: June 19, 2016

With plans to have man set foot on the Moon again in 2019 we thought you'd enjoy 10 incredible facts about the moon.

First of all, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first landed on the Moon in 1969, they left a variety of stuff there. One of those items was Yuri Gagarin’s cosmonaut medal.

There are 160 missing rocks from the Apollo 11 and 17 missions; 0.2 grams of lunar dust was sold at an auction for staggering $442.500. Who needs such expensive dust?

Out of all the insane marketing tactics, Pizza Hut takes the crown with their idea to place their logo on the Moon using lasers back in 1999! They abandoned the idea when they were told the logo would have to be the size of the state of Texas, which is 268,597 square miles. Talk about space age advertising!

When Apollo 12 crashed a 2.5 ton empty Lunar module on the Moon’s surface, it rang like a bell for an hour, hinting at underground structures.

The Moon also has rainbows on its surface, only they’re called moonbows. They appear when light hits the surface, although they seem white to the naked eye.

The most unusual fact about the Moon is that scientists still have absolutely no idea how it was formed. It could have just dropped into orbit, or a Mars-sized rock could have crashed with our planet, forming the Moon.

How crazy is that! Be sure to check AllTime10s other videos for more unusual lists.

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