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Moon: Natural satellite orbiting Earth
The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. It orbits at an average distance of 384,400 km (238,900 mi), about 30 times the diameter of Earth. Over time Earth's gravity has caused tidal locking, causing the same side of the Moon to always face Earth. Because of this, the lunar day and the lunar month are the same length, at 29.5 Earth days. The Moon's gravitational pull – and to a lesser extent, the Sun's – are the main drivers of Earth's tides.

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Odysseus Mission: U.S. Makes Historic Return to Moon After 50 Years | Oneinida News

Watch as the United States achieves a monumental milestone in space exploration with the successful landing of the Odysseus spacecraft on the lunar surface. After more than half a century, America..

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