The Earth and the Moon (Solar System)

Linda T Elkins-Tanton

The moon is the single physique within the sun method open air of the Earth that has been visited through people. greater than 440 kilos of lunar fabric are introduced by way of NASA and Soviet area missions to Earth for learn. the data gleaned concerning the moon from this really small pile of rocks is mind-boggling and stands because the maximum evidence that Martian planetary technology will be drastically more suitable via returning samples to Earth. Compositional stories of lunar rocks convey that the moon and the Earth are made from related fabric, and since lunar fabric has now not been transformed via erosion and plate tectonics, it sheds gentle at the early formation of the moon and its inner evolution. offered in complete colour, The Earth and the Moon, Revised variation compares the Earth with the opposite planets from the viewpoint of a planetary scientist. It presents in-depth details at the primary elements of the Earth as a planet together with its measurement and mass, its orbit, and the reasons of its seasons.

Show sample text content

Download sample