Earth compared to Moon

Earth compared to Moon

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Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Image comparing the size of Earth with its single Moon. The Moon is 27% the size of its parent, which it orbits once every 27.3 days. Despite its diminitive size compared to Earth, the Moon is actually very much larger, compared to ts parent, than any other natural satellite in the Solar System, with the exception of Pluto's larget moon, Charon.

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Keywords: astronomy, comparison, earth, moon, natural satellite, planet, size, solar system, space, telluric, terrestrial

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