As we begin our exploration of the universe, the first and
most noticeable heavenly body is our own moon. Second only to the
vast sea of stars, our moon has occupied even the earliest astronomers.
In reality, before we sent astronauts to the moon, we knew very
little about it. Tales in all forms were created to try and explain
the moon in relation to the religion of the people.
This section outlines some important facts about the moon, missions
to the moon, and a section on the phases of the moon with an interactive
Shockwave moon phase calendar.