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We didn't only visit the Moon once! Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were the first manned mission to land on the Moon with the famous Apollo 11 landing, but 5 later Apollo missions also landed safely on the Moon and did various exciting things. This Wikipedia article gives a brief list of all the manned and unmanned missions that have ...
Nasa has not gone back to the moon for a few reasons. Nasa was no longer being funded for the apollo missions, but also don't want to risk the lives of astronauts. The political aim of the apollo missions was to make sure every astronaut returned alive, and the scientific aim was to learn as much as possible about the moon - they would love to have someone ...
Here's a second and third moon: Telstar 1 and 2. Telstar 1 and 2—though no longer functional—still orbit the Earth. Here's a song about Telstar 1. It was a hit for The Tornados back in 1962.
You'd probably be most interested in the results of the Lunar Dust EXperiment (LDEX). A 2015 paper states LDEX data show no evidence for an electrostaticallylofted dust component at densities greater than a few per m3 I am assuming the solar flare stuff didn't pan out, otherwise it would be mentioned in the various LDEX summary papers. In ...
@userLTK-The Earth and Moon orbit each other making it impossible to capture a third body.Unless by intelligence.
The Moon and Earth has and can receive asteroid impacts at any time,The study of why this occurs should be studied first.
At this stage of our solar system it is impossible for something with size of moon to fall in inner orbit. But smaller things like asteroids do fall in, and become captured by earths gravity. but they aren't big enough to see with naked eye. For example 2006 RH120 is a near earth asteroid which orbited Earth from September 2006 to June 2007.
If we assume the 15 CM per year is accurate (which I'm not 100% sure it is), then it's possible to answer this. In a loose sense, yes, the pressure should move the moon away from the sun faster, but more accurately and the real answer is that doesn't happen because there are 3 bodies in play and when you have 3 body gravitation, things get a lot more ...
The moon does attract more particles. But more importantly, those particles hit the moon with velocities of the order of the Moon's escape velocity, 2.4 km/s. That's a very powerful sandblaster...
Clouds are obviously not completely opaque, and what you are seeing is a break in the clouds. It is of course possible for the clouds to cover the moon, however, often the moon can shine brightly through the clouds and illuminate the clouds in some nice way. This might help in a visual way: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLd_yhIWE48].
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