Scientists have long pondered over the internal composition of the moon and it is generally believed that it is comprised of material that was jettisoned from the Earth after a collision with a body the size of Mars in the early days of the solar system.
We haven't been back to the moon since the Apollo missions. People say 'there's nothing to see' which isn't true since the same side always faces Earth and we have never been to 'The Dark Side.'
The movies Apollo 18 give one point of view on why we do not go back, let alone let other nations go there?
- Why did the first astronauts have to be in isolated quarantine for three months?
- Why is it illegal for anyone (person or nation) to own moon rocks unless it was 'given' by the U.S.
- Why, 40 years after the mission, did Nasa pursue an astronaut to get back the camera he used on the moon; actually they were after the film itself?
- Why can't retired astronauts talk about their moon missions, unless it is taped (not live) with Nasa reps standing by?
Why do you think?