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?
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.
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.
They will probably last as long as the moon is there because there is no wind on the moon.
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.
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
As long as the moon is still in space, the footprints will still be on the surface.