Moon…is your loyal and constant companion! Moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite and loyally follows the Earth as they both orbit the Sun.
I am the Earth’s only natural satellite. I am held in orbit by a mutual attraction to Earth’s gravity. Ocean tides are a direct result of my gravitational forces pulling on the Earth.
I was created when Earth was impacted by a massive object at the beginning of the Universe. The expelled material formed me! The half million craters on my surface were created by impacting meteors and asteroids. I don’t emit my own light. It is the Sun’s rays reflecting off my face that produce my brightness. My orbital and rotational periods are the same, so people on Earth can only see one side of me. Sometimes, my orbit takes me directly between the Earth and the Sun, causing a solar eclipse and plunging parts of the world into total darkness . . .but only for a few minutes.
I am the only celestial body that Earthlings have visited. . . so far: Mars . . .you may be next!
- Height of toy seated is approximately 5 inches
- All New Materials
- Content: Polyester Fiber
- Conforms to all EU and US Consumer Product Safety Commission Toy Regulations
- Hand Made in China
- Rated "0+" . . . Appropriate for children of all ages
- Care. Spot clean with mild detergent and cold water, but toy may be machine washed in cold water, gentle cycle, if needed. Best to dry at low or no heat in a pillow case or similar to reduce risk of scratching "eyes."
Did you know...
In the 1960s, a team of scientists and artists used Lowell Observatory's Clark Telescope to create detailed maps of the moon in support of America’s manned voyages to the moon. Apollo astronauts studied these maps and some even used the Clark Telescope for part of their training to go to the moon.
Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, the father of Astrogeology and a much loved member of both Lowell Observatory and U.S. Geological Survey staff, also educated the Apollo astronauts about the moon's craters before their mission. It was always a dream of his to travel to the moon, however he was rejected as an astronaut due to medical problems. After he died, his ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft on January 6, 1999, and on July 31, 1999 was purposely crashed into a crater on the moon. The mission was look for water on the moon, but it also served to fulfill Dr Shoemaker's last wish.
Lowell Observatory - https://www.lowell.edu/
USGS - https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/
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