The Moon is the closest planet-like companion within space to the Earth, so it makes sense that it was the first place we traveled with our fancy rocket ships. Despite it being quite close and familiar to the world, a lot of people know almost nothing about the Moon itself. Our satellites pick up quite a bit of information and secrets from the surface of the crater-filled Moon. We, as a people, don’t know enough about it, though. Here are ten odd secrets of the moon.

Moonquakes

The Moon is actually a hunk of dead rock with little geological activity, but with that in mind, you should know there are actually earthquakes – known as Moonquakes – that form cracks in the surface. They can register up to a 5.5 on the Richter scale.


“Twin Planet”

Most people would consider the Moon to be just that, a moon. However, some would classify it as a planet that is a twin of our Earth. It is one-fourth the size, but is still the biggest moon in the solar system.

Topics: science , Weird , moon
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