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The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite
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This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.
Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the shadow cone of Earth
During its orbit around the Earth, the visibility of the Moon's illuminated part constantly changes.
The rise and drop of sea levels caused by the gravitational force of the Moon.
The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission
The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.
Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.
Jupiter is the largest planet of the Solar System, it has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined.
The first calendars and time-measuring instruments were already used by ancient Eastern civilisations.
Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.
When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are arranged in a straight line, the Moon can partially or completely obscure the Sun.
The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
In 1946 a Hungarian scientist was the first person to detect radar echoes from the Moon.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of the Earth. Most of its mass consists of hydrogen.