Love A Gorgeous Moonlit Night? Here Are 7 Little-Known Facts About The Moon
The moon is beautiful and fascinating–and also a bit mysterious.
Some think that the moon was originally a large piece of rock that broke off from Earth billions of years ago, but no one really knows.
Supposedly, during different cycles of the moon, your sleep cycles will change as well.
You'd think it would be fun to move around in low gravity, but space suits are very heavy, and astronauts have to slowly hop around.
Well, sort of. At his request, the ashes of Eugene Shoemaker, a deceased NASA scientist, were scattered on the moon.
Photographs of the moon exist that show inexplicable "things." Even NASA can't explain the phenomena that occur in some photographs; it's thought by some that these "things" are possibly geological formations or former locations of structures that housed humanoid, alien life forms. Emphasis on the "possibly."
That's because it is. On Earth, light is scattered by the air. This explains why objects out of direct sunlight are still visible. On the moon, there is no air to scatter light. Thus, things blocked from sunlight appear much darker.