Surface of the moon

Over the next 300 million years, it developed the surface we are familiar with as millions of rocks pummeled into it. Unlike the Earth, the Moon does not have a noticeable atmosphere or significant seismic activity. As a result, these ancient scars have changed very little over the years, preserving a cataclysmic history viewable every night.

The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite, and the 5th largest in the Solar System. It is the second densest Moon as well, with numerous deposits of basalt along its surface. These form the dark spots on the Moon that we can see from Earth. The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles, the Moon has 2.5 times more exposed surface area then the Earth. However, when you count the amount of land covered by water as well, the Moon has 35 times less surface area.