• The Moon rotates on its axis once for every orbit it makes around Earth.
  • With no atmosphere, the Moon is not protected from extreme temperatures.
  • Daytime temperatures can reach as high as 123°C (253°F).
  • At night, the average temperature drops to -153°C (-243°F) The Moon's coldest temperatures are found deep in the craters.
  • Tiny micrometeorites bombard the Moon's surface and smooth it over time.
  • Scientists estimate volcanic activity on the Moon ended about 1.2 billion years ago.
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