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10 Amazing Facts about the Moon

By Michele Berger
Published: October 14, 2013

There is a man on the moon. Kind of. What we see from Earth that looks like a face is actually a bunch of impact basins filled with dark basalt rock, according to NASA. (NASA)

Everybody loves the moon. It’s a proven fact. (Ok, not scientifically proven but still, ask most people and we’re willing to bet you’ll be hard-pressed to find much moon hatred circulating.) Why else would there be an International Observe the Moon Night? It’s tomorrow, October 12, by the way.

So it’s agreed that the moon is hard not to like. But how much do you really know about the only celestial body besides Earth to get a visit from humans? Above, 10 facts you should probably know about the moon. 

 


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