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MOON

Is a satellite of the Earth and orbits around it.

Is the only object in space that man has ever visited. One reason is that the Moon is much closer to Earth than the other planets (on average about 240,000 miles).

Has a diameter of about 3,476 kilometers.

Takes 27.3 days to make one orbit around the Earth. It also takes the Moon 27.3 days to complete one rotation on its axis.

Surface has many craters on it. These were formed by meteor crashes a long time ago.

Causes many of the tides in the Earth's oceans. This is because of the gravity force between the Earth and Moon.

Can be seen clearly with your eyes, binoculars, or a telescope.

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