What is on Dark Side of the Moon?Space and Astronomy
Capturing the dark side The ‘dark side’ of the Moon refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing away from the Earth. In reality it is no darker than any other part of the Moon’s surface as sunlight does in fact fall equally on all sides of the Moon.
Can you see anything on the dark side of the moon?
The moon is tidally locked with Earth, which means that we are always looking at the same side of it. The other side — the far side — isn’t visible to us, but it’s not in permanent darkness.
What is so great about the dark side of the moon?
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Why are footprints on the Moon still there?
Unlike on Earth, there is no erosion by wind or water on the moon because it has no atmosphere and all the water on the surface is frozen as ice. Also, there is no volcanic activity on the moon to change the lunar surface features. Nothing gets washed away, and nothing gets folded back inside.
Why do we never see the backside of the Moon?
Tidal forces from Earth have slowed the Moon’s rotation to the point where the same side is always facing the Earth—a phenomenon called tidal locking. The other face, most of which is never visible from the Earth, is therefore called the “far side of the Moon”.
Can you see the flag on the Moon from Earth?
Robinson said the Apollo 11 flag cannot be photographed because it’s on the ground; the orbiter cameras can only capture the shadow of the flags around poles. But even if the flags are fallen or faded, they continue to loom large in the history of space exploration.
Can we hear sound on moon?
However, the Moon is in space, and space is mostly a vacuum (there are always some atoms floating around, but they are VERY far apart and don’t interact with one another). Thus there is no sound on the Moon.
Can you see the Moon from anywhere on Earth?
The best places not to observe the moon are the north and south pole. On the north pole you will only be able to see objects above the celestial equator. As the moon orbits the Earth in one month its orbit is inclined from the celestial equator.
Does everyone on Earth see the same side of the moon?
Yes, everyone sees the same phases of the Moon. People north and south of the equator do see the Moon’s current phase from different angles, though. If you traveled to the other hemisphere, the Moon would be in the same phase as it is at home, but it would appear upside down compared to what you’re used to!
Does our moon rotate?
It made so much sense now! The moon does rotate on its axis. One rotation takes nearly as much time as one revolution around Earth. If the moon were to rotate quickly (several times each month) or not rotate at all, Earth would be exposed to all sides of the moon (i.e. multiple different views).
What is it called when you can see the moon during the day?
This is what’s called a lunar eclipse. Not only does the moon appear to change shape by way of an optical illusion, it also appears to move across the sky. Just as the sun appears to “rise” and “set,” the moon’s daily trips across the sky are mostly created by the rotation of the Earth.
Why is the moon still out at 7am?
Because of the Earth’s rotation, the moon is above the horizon roughly 12 hours out of every 24. Since those 12 hours almost never coincide with the roughly 12 hours of daylight in every 24 hours, the possible window for observing the moon in daylight averages about 6 hours a day.
What are the dark colors on the moon?
The dark regions you see on the Moon are called lunar maria, and they were formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. They’re less reflective than the lunar highlands, and so they appear darker to the eye. The maria cover about 16% of the lunar surface, mostly on the side we can see from Earth.
Can you see the stars from the moon?
Can the stars only be seen with an atmosphere? Most Apollo images from the Moon’s surface show a dark sky devoid of stars. In the photo above, the camera settings required to photograph the bright surface and the lunar module cannot capture light from dim stars.
Why can’t you see the sun in space?
In space or on the Moon there is no atmosphere to scatter light. The light from the sun travels a straight line without scattering and all the colors stay together. Looking toward the sun we thus see a brilliant white light while looking away we would see only the darkness of empty space.
What does space smell like?
A succession of astronauts have described the smell as ‘… a rather pleasant metallic sensation … [like] … sweet-smelling welding fumes’, ‘burning metal’, ‘a distinct odour of ozone, an acrid smell’, ‘walnuts and brake pads’, ‘gunpowder’ and even ‘burnt almond cookie’.
Can astronauts see the sun in space?
Do astronauts see the sun in space? The International Space Station travels at a brisk 17,100 miles per hour. That means it orbits Earth every 90 minutes—so it sees a sunrise every 90 minutes. Thus, every day, the residents of the ISS witness 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets.
Do you get cold in space?
Acute exposure to the vacuum of space: No, you won’t freeze (or explode) One common misconception is that outer space is cold, but in truth, space itself has no temperature.
Can you see Milky Way in space?
To begin with, the Milky Way is easier to see. It shines a little brighter because of the lack of atmosphere, but astronauts still have to fight light pollution. Of course, this light isn’t coming from planet Earth, but the station itself.
What dangers do astronauts face when facing the sun?
Earth magnetic field is blocking most of Sun alpha, beta rays and protons and also charged energetic cosmic rays. But not from neutrons and gamma-rays. And the spacesuit and even the spacecraft do not protect from them also. So, the space travels remain very dangerous.
Why can’t you pour water in a glass in space?
Water poured into space (outside of a spacecraft) would rapidly vaporize or boil away. In space, where there is no air, there is no air pressure. As air pressure drops, the temperature needed to boil water becomes lower. That’s why water boils much faster on a mountaintop than it does at sea level.
Are there any bodies in space?
Human remains are generally not scattered in space so as not to contribute to space debris. Remains are sealed until the spacecraft burns up upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere or they reach their extraterrestrial destinations.
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