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The Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human on the Moon when he stepped out of space shuttle Apollo 11, followed by fellow astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. Thirty-seven years later, we know a lot more about space and space exploration thanks to these original pioneers. Get the goods on the Moon right here!

The Moon - What It's All About

The Moon is the second brightest thing in our sky, after the Sun, and is the only extraterrestrial body to be visited by man. Once a month, the Moon rotates around the Earth every 27.3 days, which accounts for the Moon's various phases (quarter, half, full, etc.). The Moon's rotation plays a major role in the Earth's environment as well. Tides are greatly influenced by the Moon. As the Earth rotates on its axis, the Moon's gravitational pull draws the ocean toward it. So, when an ocean is closest to the Moon, it will be low tide and when a particular ocean is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Moon, it will be high tide.

The Moon - Did U Know?

  • The Moon's orbit grows in size each year by approximately 1.5 inches. Astronomers believe that when the Moon was first formed it was approximately 14,000 miles (22,530 km) from Earth. Today, the Moon is 280,000 miles (450,000 km) from Earth.
  • The last landing on the Moon was in December 1972.
  • The footprints left by the Apollo 11 astronauts will not disappear for at least 10 million years because there is no wind or water on the Moon.
  • It takes light from the Moon about a second and a half to reach Earth.
  • The Moon is not a perfect sphere, but instead is shaped more like an egg!
  • On the Moon, you would weigh six times less than you do on Earth because there is not as much gravity.

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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart Well, I'd have to disagree with you there my friend. Naturally the audience that buys Barbie dolls are young girls. At a young age and with multimedia today girls are highly influenced by what they see on the TV, Magazine, and you guessed it their toys. Seeing is believing and with the unreachable beauty standards you see in magazines, it's kinda hard for girls to not want to pursue to be skinner and the likes. But anyway, your right with the Barbie being independent woman that don't need a man. But I think this new line is showing that all types of girls can be independent. This new line is expanding its skin colors, giving different hip sizes and different heights and different types of hair styles. It's no longer the blond haired and blue eyed type of deal. I think this is representing that there are many different kinds of people and different kinds of shape a sizes. With the television showing perfect fictional girl characters, or models on magazines, and other places, I think that it's good that they're showing different body types. 
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rainbowpoptart
@urifour11  I don't disagree with that. Well, not entirely. I disagree with your Barbie comments. Pink is Barbie's everything, and making something not pink for the female Barbie dolls would be a bit.. not Barbie.  I don't like their changing of the body shapes all too much. Barbie is supposed to be an exceptionally good-looking woman who shows girls that they don't need a man to be happy with their lives (though some people may think otherwise because of Ken's existence) and that they can do literally whatever they want to. It sounds really harsh, but I think it's the individual's fault for thinking they need to look a certain way to be accepted.  Although I strongly disagree with the newer dolls, I do completely respect why they're doing it. I'm sure they're working on the Lego sets. They already have dolls, so Legos should be here any day now, haha. And @Pink_Cool_Girl I want to look into the computer thing you were talking about to continue that discussion, but I'm super busy right now (I'm multi-tasking like crazy ugh). It'll have to wait until tomorrow. :P
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jayissocool
jayissocool posted in New Users:
Hey guys (and girls I guess too). My name is Jay I'm 13 and I live in PA. I like videogames especially minecraft and pokemon. I'm mostly on here cus I'm bored but it would cool to make a few new friends online. I actually already talked with one guy on here for a bit who seemed cool. If you want to just hang out and chat let me know. I have to go to bed right now but I'll read it tomorrow morning. Night all  :thumbsup
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Exactly!
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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart  You make a very good point. But what I think PCG is trying to say is that maybe someone should consider that some girls don't like pink? Like, I loved playing with doll houses as a kid AND toy cars. But what if someone made a black Barbie house. Like hell yeah I would buy that. Or maybe a pink you car. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe what I'm trying to get at here is that companies could mix and match their toys together. Use different colors for different items. That would help expand their market much more.  What I'm really impressed though is what Barbie is doing at the moment with making different body types for their dolls. That's awesome right? Anyway, if a girl wants to get a toy car then she can just waltz her way to the boys section and get one. Sure it's kinda disregarding that maybe a girl would like a toy car but man, that's not stopping her from buying that sweet toy car. But what we should really be focusing on is how LEGOS did the sexist thing. WHY ISNT THERE A BATGIRL LEGO SET OR A WONDERWOMAN LEGO SET?!? THATS WHAT IM WAITING FOR AND IM 13 YEARS OLD BUT I WOULD MOST DEFINATLEY BUY ANYTHING REGUARDING WONDERWOMAN. A little off topic. Companies would make more money mixing and matching their toys. Blue toy cars for girls Barbies, a cooking grill for boys. And then there are things that are for both genders like science sets or Doctor kits. In fact I think girls play more with Doctor kits than boys tbh. What one saying is, companies could expand more. 
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