The Moon is made up of a geochemically distinct crust, mantle, and core. The satellite has volcanic features that are located on near side of the Moon, and cover 31% of the surface of the near side. Impact craters are scattered all over the moon caused by asteroids. Enigmatic features are also found across the Moon's surface, they appear as optically immature and have often a sinuous shape.
The moon once had an atmostphere but it was ravaged by solar winds and in time faded away into space.
Points of Interest
- It is the fifth-largest natural satellite in its Solar System
- The moon still has an atmosphere, but isn't very thick and consists of some unusual gases, Argon, Helium, Neon, Sodium, Potassium and Hydrogen.