December 24, 2020•115 words
The moon is a strange thing. We don't think about it very often, but when we do recognize it for what it is, it's really fucking weird: a massive sphere of solid rock, metal, and regolith, floating out in space and spinning endlessly around the earth. There's little interesting geology, (effectively) no atmosphere, just dust, craters, and moon-mountains, as far as the eye can see. Not only that, there's a side of the moon that never comes into our view from earth, since the moon spins as it orbits.
I could spend hours gazing at the moon, honestly - I can see why ancient mythologies liked telling so many stories about it.
Space is cool.