Moon

Temperatures vary dramatically depending on which side of the moon is day or night for a total of 13 days. They range from 127 degrees Celsius, 260 Fahrenheit in the day to -173 degrees Celsius, -280 Fahrenheit at night

Diameter of Moon is 3474 km, 2159 miles

or 27.2% of Earths diameter

Surface Area of Moon is about 14.6 million square miles, 38 000 000 square km

or 7.4% of Earths surface area

The moon weighs 7.3476 × 10^22 kg, 1.61988463 × 1023 lbs

or 1.23% Earths mass.

The moons atmosphere is very thin and almost non-existent with small amounts of helium, argon, and possibly neon, ammonia, methane and carbon dioxide.

We don’t know what the Lunar core is made of, because we haven’t been that far. Theory assumes a composition based on total mass and strength of the magnetic field. They contest that a small iron core accounting for only 1-3% of total mass exists at the center.

In comparison Earths core apparently contains 33% of the planets total mass.

Because of the Apollo landings from 1969 – 1972 we have extracted 380.96 kilograms, 829.9 lbs of lunar rock from a depth of 3 meters. This surface rock contains 43% oxygen, 22% silicon, 13.5% iron, 8% calcium, 7% aluminum, 6% magnesium, and 4.5% other elements.

 

News:

9/24/18 Origami Style Folding Habitats For The Moon and Mars

9/17/18 Space-X Upgrades The Big Falcon Rocket, Announces Billionaire Moon Tourist

9/15/18 Emerging Lunar Factions and How Space-X Will Drill For Water on Mars

9/12/18 Building a Moon Base To Monitor Radiation on Earth

6/22/18 China 3D Prints Ceramic Material Using Lunar Dust

6/15/18 Meteorite Provides Evidence of Water Ice at Mid to Low Latitude on the Moon

6/14/18 International Assembly Gathers To Discuss Lunar Mining Prospect

5/28/18 Jeff Bezos Wants To Colonize The Moon, Sees Heavy Industry Moving To Space