The brightest and largest object in our night sky, the Moon is a dusty ball of rock. The crust of the moon is composed mostly of oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminum.
There are some interesting facts about the moon one should know:
It is the fifth-largest moon in the solar system.
The moon orbits the earth every 27.3 days.
The first person to set foot on the moon was Neil Armstrong.
The dark side of the moon is a myth.
The rise and fall of the tides on earth is caused by the moon.
The moon is drifting away from the earth.
The US considered exploding a nuclear bomb on the moon in the 1950s.