WE KNOW THAT ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON, THERE IS NO ATMOSPHERE,BUT I HAVE READ THAT THERE ARE SOME GASES PRESENT THERE AND ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL -OXYGEN IS ALSO PRESENT ON THE MOON,SO WHY CAN'T WE BREATHE THERE?

Asked by ROHAN CHANDRA | 16th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Oxygen is present on the surface of moon but not to the extent that is needed for our breathing and survival.
Life on the moon is not possible as on the earth because of many reasons

Firstly there is no water on the moon which is the first and foremost requirement for the life.

Air is also required to breathe and no air is on the moon. Also oxygen required by human beings to breathe is not enough on the moon for our survival.

Moreover the temperature on the moon is not suitable for the life to exist.

Other than these basic needs, there are several more reasons because of which life is not possible on the moon such as the angle at which the moon is tilted, its speed of revolution around the sun, speed of its rotation around its own axis and distance from the sun etc.

 
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Answered by  | 18th Nov, 2010, 04:53: AM

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