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How long will the footprints on the moon last?

I always see the pictures of them, and they’ve become a symbol of humankind’s greatest accomplishment...but are they as temporary as footprints on Earth? Did they deteriorate soon after the astronauts left?

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Jameson Hauck
2020-05-01 20:56:42

The footprints on the moon will likely be there for as long as the moon is. Unlike Earth, there’s no liquid water, no volcanic activity, and no weather to speak of on the moon, so aside from the occasional meteorite and solar wind (which takes ages to have an effect), there’s nothing on the moon to mess with the footprints. They’re still there—along with spacecraft, scientific equipment, mementos, bags of human waste, and a lot more.

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dj478
2020-05-24 14:31:12

No definite answer to say. But space is a vacuum that has no friction and disturbances unless collision occurs. Indefinitely forever. Unless if something like comet or asteroid was to impact the moon creating a new crater or something, which is not something impossible, as evidenced from the numbers of craters observed on the moon, these things happen every so often and frequently.

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hamidreza sharif
2020-05-22 06:33:32

about.me/alimosavi

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Saanvi Neema
2020-05-13 20:05:01

They will probably last as long as the moon is there because there is no wind on the moon.

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Anonymous
2020-05-13 23:38:46

More than 300 million years since there is no erosion on the moon.

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Riverz Barlow
2020-05-14 12:53:03

1 million years

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JamesTDG PF01
2020-05-14 21:58:15

The moon has no atmosphere, so no wind can simply 'blow away' the footprints, the only way for them to no-longer exist is by some sort of external force interacting with the print.

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 02:55:44

don't trust this web site XD look it up on proper web sites that have education or gov in their web address :D good luck finding your answer :) -emma

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Anonymous
2020-05-15 14:20:31

the footprint on the moon well last billions and billions of years its atmosphere is too weak to blow dust but it has a little atmosphere so it well maybe cover the footprints in billon of years I hope this helped p.s the moon is going farther away from earth every one inch in a year so when its already gone from the earth the footprints well cover so we will not see it then only if we brought dust and do it ourselves

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Anonymous
2020-05-15 13:18:22

The footprints on the moon will be there as long as the moon is there. The footprints would have gone away if there was an outside force affecting them, but because there is no wind, living organism, or other outside force affecting them, then they will still be there.

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 22:38:49

Twelve hundred nautical miles

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Anonymous
2020-05-15 19:41:53

10000 billion years ;-;

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 15:00:47

they are going to last for like ever haha like there is no whether thre in the sky

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Zion Floyd
2020-05-17 21:01:15

PROBLAY ABOUT 2 YEARS

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 11:00:19

The foot prints will last until ISIS gets a moonride, then ISIS

fighters will walk around scuffing out the footprints left there in order to prove that there is no god but Allah.

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 08:17:34

LASTMORE TIME

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Anonymous
2020-05-14 05:23:38

Forever

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Audra Spielman
2020-05-19 13:26:44

As long as the moon is still in space, the footprints will still be on the surface.

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Wiki User
2009-05-25 04:26:09

about 100 years

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Anonymous
2020-05-19 18:23:18

Forever

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Anonymous
2020-05-20 06:32:32

UNIVERSAL ADULT FRANCIS


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