Facts About The Moon One Should Always Remember
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 the 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 into our planet, forming the Moon.
There, we know more about the moon now. But what about other celestial bodies? Luckily, we now can learn together with NASA's TESS Spacecraft.
As science and technology continue to improve, we are finding new ways to discover the universe. NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is responsible for aeronautics and aerospace research. This video discusses their new TESS spacecraft! TESS is actually a planet-hunting satellite and actually stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Recently this summer, it began searching the universe and stars for exoplanets. An exoplanet is a planet that is outside the Sun’s solar system and orbits another star. These exoplanets can have many different features, big giant gas planets bigger than Jupiter, rocky planets such as earth, boiling hot planets, freezing cold, planets that orbit 2 suns, and even ones whose year last only 2 days!
TESS’s main focus is the closer stars that are much brighter. Since the focus will be on closer stars and exoplanets, scientists can research these more efficiently. The farther and more distant stars are harder to research because of the lack of information and data on them. With this new focus on closer stars, these scientists can gather more useful information!
TESS’s mission will last more than 2 years and hopefully is expected to find more than 1500 exoplanets! That is some pretty good numbers for a 2-year mission! It actually launched in April of 2018 as a test to see how well it did. It sent back its first image in a month and they decided to fully send it off for its 2-year mission a couple months later! NASA has been working extremely hard on their research and it is very amazing seeing their research in action. This video will be sure to inform you on their new mission and hopefully we will hear about the amazing results in 2 years’ time!
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