Far-Out Guide to the Moon

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Earth has Many Man-Made Satellites that travel around it. But the Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. The Moon is also the only place in our solar system, aside from Earth, that astronauts have visited.

Spacecraft and astronauts have visited the Moon to find out more about it. Learn about the amazing missions, the dedicated scientists who plan them, and far-out facts about the Moon.

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Overview

Earth has Many Man-Made Satellites that travel around it. But the Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. The Moon is also the only place in our solar system, aside from Earth, that astronauts have visited.

Spacecraft and astronauts have visited the Moon to find out more about it. Learn about the amazing missions, the dedicated scientists who plan them, and far-out facts about the Moon.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Lovely Luna—our familiar but still mysterious satellite—is explored in this entry in the "Far-Out Guide to the Solar System" series, offering a multitude of facts to report-writers, focusing on what astronomers know and the many perplexing questions still to be answered. Young researchers will learn that humans have studied the moon for millennia, observing its phases, eclipses, and the motion of tides caused by Moon's gravity; many spacecraft and twelve astronauts have already landed there. Now astronomers are concentrating on three questions: What causes moonquakes? How much water ice is on the Moon? How did the Moon form? Scientists believe answers to the first two are vital to putting humans on the Moon. In one of the boxed "Far-Out Facts" scattered through the text, readers discover that, though most moonquakes are weak, several powerful recent quakes would have damaged a moon base. Lately, scientists believe the Moon may have formed after a huge object slammed into Earth. Three pages of "Moon Fast Facts" add more information; for example, kids can see photos of the Moon's phases from dark to full and back again. A "Moon Timeline of Exploration and Discovery" introduces a section about the discovery of water ice in dark craters of the Moon, perhaps enough to assist in establishing a moon base. What's next for the Moon? Though many nations (including Japan, China, and India) have planned Moon missions for this Lunar Decade, glitches and economic problems are delaying them. NASA's Constellation program has been severely cut [not mentioned] and some scientists are even questioning the usefulness of another Moon landing. Illustrations are color photos where possible and computer-generated drawings. Included are a helpful glossary, a bibliography, and a list of websites about Moon missions and exploration. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Where did the Moon Come From? 10

Moon at a Glance 22

Fast Facts about the Moon 23

Moon Timeline of Exploration and Discovery 26

Chapter 2 Looking for Lunar Ice 29

Chapter 3 What's Next for the Moon? 36

Words to Know 44

Find out More and Get Updates 46

Index 48

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2015

    @Lava

    You got like 4 questions in main camp!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Velvet!

    Wanna move to the lodgepole grove? ^Mouse^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2015

    Spottedpine

    He licked Shellpoolp's shoulder and mewed, "I'm sure we'll find her"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2015

    Icystone

    Bounds after Shellpool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    To Velvetsnow

    Rosie or whoevee is rping with you said yes. She told me to tell yah. <p> ~Shell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    |Lilywolf to Horseclan - The Old Oxbow|

    Northeas

    |Lilywolf to Horseclan - The Old Oxbow| <br />

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    Northeast of Horseclan's camp one can find the only permanent body of water in their territory. This curved pond is commonly known as the Old Oxbow and though quite a walk from camp, it is a pleasant place to visit. The vegetation grows thickly here, with sagebrush and gasses growing especially tall around the water's edge. The water here is fresh and relatively deep. Fish are rare, if existing at all, in this pond but frogs and salamanders commonly make this place their home. Prey is especially abundant here with mice, voles, cottontails, gophers, bluebirds, and thrashers all frequently visiting or living near the pond. Even garter snakes slither through the area. A cloud of mosquitoes also populate this place but are tolerable, only flaring up in numbers during floods. A few rare shells and stones line the stone shores that rim the water. Important herbs such as horsetail, feverfew, marigold, yarrow, and watermint grow at the pond's edges while water lilies bloom on the water's surface. Occasionally larger creatures such as bison, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, and pronghorn visit for a drink. However predators such as wolves, coyotes, and badger are more likely to ignore the stream and consequently drink at the Old Oxbow more often than the herd animals. Wildflowers bloom brilliant colors during the warmer moons and birdsong fills the air in this peaceful place. But for the cats of Horseclan, the pond not only provides an enjoyable atmosphere. It supports their very survival and without it life on the Upland Meadow would be impossible. Close to the Ashclan and Sandclan borders as well as vulnerable to drought, Horseclan must protect this beautiful resource at all costs. ~ The Old Oxbow, Lilywolf <br />

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    P.S. This place does actually exist and can be viewed on the various maps described in The Slough Creek Introduction - Part 2 at the Pact Clan Area (currently located at &quot;falcon greatest hikes&quot; all results). If curious, you can check it out by following the directions listed there. Use the map in the first result of the Pact Clan Area to find the introduction!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2015

    Lilywolf to Shellpool and Patrol!

    Haha oh that Pebble! I saw her here and then she leaves! Well you'll have to either guide the patrols to her or go back to camp empty pawed Shell! Your call! I don't see any Pebble posts elsewhere but you might still be in the process of posting them! Man I love having you full time! :D ~ Lilywolf &hearts

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