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The Moon: Can You Explore the Moon in Idaho?

The Moon: Explore The Moon

The Moon: Two Moons?

The Moon: Super Moon

The Moon: Shrinking and Shaking

The Moon: Water, Water Everywhere

  • Can You Explore the Moon in Idaho?
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  • Explore The Moon
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  • Two Moons?
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  • Super Moon
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  • Shrinking and Shaking
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  • Water, Water Everywhere
The Moon [mōōn]
The celestial body that revolves around the earth.

The moon is 1/4 the size of the Earth, and our closest and only natural satellite. The moon is very different from earth — it has no atmosphere, extreme temperatures, only one-sixth of the earth's gravity, and if water exists, it's only as ice at the moon's north and south poles. But, the earth and moon are alike in one way — lunar rock collected by the Apollo astronauts is similar to rock on Earth, suggesting that Earth and its moon were formed from the same material.

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