We know a lot about the moon, but there are still some situations that aren’t fully explained. Here are a few of them.
It would be technically more natural without a satellite of a planet like Earth; with a small and very weak gravitational field. For example, Mercury and Venus do not have moons, maybe they do; but they are too small and we may not have discovered it yet.
But you have the world! and a giant satellite approximately 3458 kilometers in diameter!
If we examine the strangeness of the moon
All satellites in the solar system orbit the equatorial plane of their planets. But the moon rotates in the earth’s orbital plane around the sun.
When we compare its external appearance with other satellites, there is an oddity in the spherical shape of the moon. Okay, other satellites are not perfect spheres either, but the invisible side of the moon is like a hunchback! Until now, there is no such explanation as to; what this hunched bump on the invisible back of the moon is. This bulge is 17 times bigger than it should be, according to the tide theory; which can partially explain such occurrences.
There are also two theories regarding how lunar craters are formed. First: It is suggested that they were formed by a meteor or asteroid impact. The second theory says they were formed as a result of volcanic activities.
However, many questions that cannot be answered with these theories are enough to poke minds.
For example: why do the moon-earth duo, which has been spinning together for millions of years, differ so much in terms of surface shapes? If there was a meteor or asteroid bombardment, wouldn’t it have attracted more meteors and asteroids since the earth was bigger? (the aforementioned meteorites are not small-scale things; that is, meteorites that are too big for our atmosphere to burn). On the contrary! the crater is not passed on the moon, and almost none in the world!
Another anomaly regarding the craters of the moon is that they are very shallow despite their large diameter. Although the diameter of the Gagarin Crater, the largest crater of the moon, is 298 kilometers, it is only 6 kilometers across.
The distribution of so-called “dead sea” formations on the moon is also somewhat odd. 80% of these seas are concentrated in the right half of the face seen from the world. The apollo-8 astronauts reported that their vehicles accelerated and rose and fell as they passed over the lunar seas. Scientists have explained this effect by the fact that the gravitational attraction in the region in question is higher than in the other regions, but no explanation has been made as to what the effect is causing this gravitation. Scientists have named these points on the moon mascon, derived from the words “mass concentration”, meaning mass concentration. Mascons are often found in dead seas and dark-bottomed craters.
There is no other satellite of this size in our solar system compared to the planet it orbits. the moon is a huge satellite compared to our world; is about ¼ of our world. After the moon, the largest satellite compared to its planet is the satellite of Jupiter, which is only 1/8 of Jupiter.