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verb (used with object)
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Idioms for moon
Origin of moon
OTHER WORDS FROM moonmooner, nounmoonless, adjective
Words nearby moon
Definition for moon (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for moon
Next year, NASA will decide whether to go forward with one or more of the teams in the hopes of returning humans to the moon by 2024 as part of the Artemis program.
“It’s safer for Hubble to observe sunlight reflected off the moon” than to look directly at the backlit Earth, explains Allison Youngblood, an astronomer at the University of Colorado Boulder.Hubble watched a lunar eclipse to see Earth from an alien’s perspective|Maria Temming|August 17, 2020|Science News
Laplace wondered to what degree the moon gravitationally squeezes the air surrounding our planet, and he set out to analyze the types of waves that might emerge as a consequence.
Meticulous instructions are submitted by astronomers ahead of time, and observations are loaded into a telescope “queue” that can take into account weather, moon phases and atmospheric conditions.
Researchers searching for life on other planets or moons are bound to face the same problem.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory.|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There is an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, and separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.
What would it take to carry people to the Moon, or Mars, or an asteroid?To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many Sailor Moon story arcs, in the comics and on television, end with the Sailor Senshi dying and being reborn.
Sailor Moon Crystal is expected to wrap up its initial storylines by the end of the year.
Still, Sailor Moon fans are always ravenous for new content, especially after such a long time away.
The moon seemed to smile on him; the aurora appeared to dance with unwonted vigour, as if in glee; the very stars winked at him!
It had been many a moon since we took different roads, but MacRae hadn't changed that I could see.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He had thought what it would be like to be a rich man, and bring a certain girl here for a moon of honey and roses.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The storm, however, was over; the moon and stars were shining in a clear sky, and the aurora was dancing merrily.
British Dictionary definitions for moon (1 of 3)
Derived forms of moonmoonless, adjective
Word Origin for moon
British Dictionary definitions for moon (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for moon (3 of 3)
Scientific definitions for moon
A Closer Look
The Earth's Moon is a desolate and quiet place. The only natural satellite of Earth, it consists almost entirely of rock, shows no signs of ongoing geologic activity, has no water, and has a very thin atmosphere consisting primarily of sodium. But our Moon does not present a typical case for planetary satellites. Over the last 50 years, over a hundred more moons have been discovered in the solar system, so that they now total 165, nearly all of them orbiting the larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (Mercury and Venus have no moon), with an additional four moons orbiting dwarf planets. Because they are so far from the Sun, these moons are for the most part extremely cold. Io, one of Jupiter's 63 known moons, is an exception. It is the most geologically active body in the solar system, with almost constant volcanic activity and a surface covered by cooling lava. Some scientists think that another moon of Jupiter, Europa, may have liquid water capable of supporting life underneath a thick layer of surface ice. Titan, one of Saturn's moons, may also be capable of supporting primitive life in the ocean of liquid methane on its frigid surface.
Cultural definitions for moon
A natural satellite of a planet; an object that revolves around a planet. The planets vary in the number of their moons; for example, Mercury and Venus have none, the Earth has one, and Jupiter has seventeen or more. The planets' moons, like the planets themselves, shine by reflected light.
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Idioms and Phrases with moon
see ask for the moon; once in a blue moon.