The natural satellite we all call the Moon is slowly drifting away from Earth, there’s no need to panic though, it isn’t going anywhere fast. You’ll all be dead by the time it gets too far away, unless you manage to cleverly find a way for living forever.

Every year the moon moves 3.8cm away from the Earth, this is caused due to the tidal effects, and consequently Earth is slowing in rotation by about 0.002 seconds per century.

There’s a theory that scientists discovered which suggests that the moon was created over 4.6 billion years ago by an object the size of Mars.

You can buy parts of the moon, how cool is that! I don’t really know who the money would go to though, because nobody really owns the moon do they? I know that was kind of, off topic, but it’s still cool.

Written By Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He is professional blogger, with over four years experience. He enjoys writing about celebrities, film and TV. His latest achievement was graduating for BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics.