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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
Answered 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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Anonymous

2020-10-03 06:45:37

i tihnk india found moon rusting for some reason. and its because there could be water there.
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Anonymous

2020-10-05 12:23:10

they will last 1 more year, bye bye moon footprints (this is a joke)
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Zayden Ebeling

2020-10-16 15:13:50

It will stay there til the moon explodes or gets hit my a meator
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Anonymous

2020-10-22 16:34:11

It will stay as long as the earth and moon lives, One day the moon with earth will be destroyed. So it will last for a long time until the moon and earth gets destroyed (NOT a joke 😒)
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Anonymous

2020-10-22 16:34:52

Oop- I ment the moon and earth lol 
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Anonymous

2020-10-22 16:35:31

Nvm I just realised I red it wrong lol
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Brody Kirkeeng

2020-10-26 17:55:10

i think that's very interesting but yeah the footprints on the moon will stay there till the moon is gone
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Anonymous

2020-10-29 17:33:45

I am pretty sure it will last as ling is the moon because there is no wind in space so no wind to rub the foot-prints off. (True facts)
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Anonymous

2020-10-29 18:34:40

thank you i  am learning about outer space 
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Anonymous

2020-11-02 18:05:59

theres no wind .-. ........SO U CANT BLOW AWAY
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Anonymous

2020-11-04 01:00:48

My question is how did they get back to earth if the spacecraft is still there?
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Anonymous

2020-11-04 21:40:02

im a girl you a boy?
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Anonymous

2020-11-10 18:53:46

They're already gone. A janitor had to clean up the mess after they finished filming the hoax.
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Anonymous

2020-11-10 18:59:31

75,526 years, 114 days, 2 weeks, 5 hours, and 11 minutes, and 28 seconds. To be precise.
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Isabella Isabella

2020-12-04 19:51:36

It will stay there til the moon explodes or gets hit my a meator
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Joebidenssister

2020-12-11 17:02:09

i think that as soon as they leave they would be blown over by the power from the capsule
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O Satyros

2020-12-23 00:44:03

W TF IS THIS SH IT I CANNOT TYPE D A M N IN THIS D A M N SITE
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Lanni Schutts

2021-01-05 19:20:42

that is right thank you for saying this it will be very helpful to others.
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2021-01-29 10:26:13

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AJ

2021-01-31 19:47:42

They stay forever because there is no wind to blow away the pront
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REXXXXXXXXXXXXX

2021-02-08 09:49:14

That's wrong
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DMZABO

2021-02-12 20:53:16

They will stay on the moon till the next asteroid strikes the footprints!
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Amir Anderson (Student)

2021-03-01 20:50:50

the moon has no life everything that is on it stay on it 
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A person

2021-03-05 00:08:30

They will last forever
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owenorlando

2021-03-10 13:54:14

That’s weird
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Debora

2021-03-11 19:05:43

I am a girl
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Merkit

2021-03-19 07:28:54

no exact time but takes many 100 years
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Milan Jacobs

2021-03-23 11:49:45

Ideally, foot prints on the moon surface should last forever. Our natural satellite does not have atmosphere and so there is no wind, rain or storm to disturb the footprints. But meteoroid shower or asteroids may destroy your footprints though! :)
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Alex Wean

2021-03-26 14:40:19

Well I hope mines still there
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Vijaya Chalasani

2021-03-30 06:56:33

a million years
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Bianca Turuta

2021-03-31 21:30:36

It WiLl sTaY ThErE fOrEvEr! Because on the moon, there's no water, no wind, no disturbances. The only way is if someone decides to fly to the moon and brush off the footprints that will be replaced by their handprints or something else.
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Jasjot Singh

2021-04-01 12:12:18

wowwww
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ಥ_ಥ CG

2021-04-06 17:46:02

the fu-
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DIAMOND CARTER

2021-04-15 14:50:41

thank you.... but how did u get that from i need to know for my schooling...... let me know... thanks!!!!
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Mostafa Mahmod

2021-04-15 14:55:44

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2021-04-20 02:50:29

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2021-04-22 16:18:29

Nerd
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NOAH CASTILLO

2021-04-28 04:21:03

Its because there is no water or air to blow away the foot prints so it might stay there for 1000 years or more!

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dj478
Answered 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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Curtis Strite

2021-01-19 23:11:04

great answer
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2021-02-08 09:49:51

Horrid answer
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Curtis Strite

2021-02-08 18:05:04

Why is it Horrid?
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Alex Wean

2021-03-26 14:41:11

Why are humans so smart holy jarvis
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Sienna Musset

2021-04-12 23:08:56

great 0
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lawrence henry

2021-04-14 18:08:22

great answer
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2021-04-23 08:46:41

it aint great it is nerdish hahahahahaahhaahahahahah
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Brado56

2021-04-29 12:45:47

100 million years

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Leslie Jasso Aparicio
Answered 2020-10-30 19:12:42

a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Anonymous

2020-10-31 00:39:15

true
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Anonymous

2020-11-04 01:03:23

what do you mean decades since we stepped on the moon? didnt spacex land a couple of guys on it in May 2020?
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Anonymous

2020-11-04 01:04:09

or they didnt and i'm misinformed
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arisha

2020-12-21 06:33:06

yes interesting 
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Chloe Nyamande

2021-02-18 22:10:04

Very smart
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Jhon Smith

2021-03-12 14:32:34

i tihnk UK found moon rusting for some reason. and its because there could be water there.
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Sienna Musset

2021-04-12 23:07:53

cool
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Sienna Musset

2021-04-12 23:15:24

true

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HARLEM GUZMAN
Answered 2020-05-31 17:42:25

watch

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this will tell you

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lola148

2020-11-20 16:59:48

thank you for nothing
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Jianna Johnson

2020-12-04 19:35:10

It will last ~1,214,428 years, according to this video.
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Trakaplex

2020-12-29 19:07:54

I watched that video 10578 times. Even backwards.
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2021-01-05 14:13:27

Don't be rude other people that commented on this awnser they did they did they're best
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2021-01-23 16:18:31

that video blew my mind
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Cassandra Morrison

2021-03-26 16:15:00

Horrid because every so often would be INfrequently.
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2021-04-12 23:09:12

great

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Haleema fiaz
Answered 2020-12-06 16:46:19

The first footprints put on the moon will probably be there a long, long time — maybe almost as long as the moon itself lasts.

Unlike on Earth, there is no erosion by wind or water on the moon because it has no atmosphere and all the water on the surface is frozen as ice. Also, there is no volcanic activity on the moon to change the lunar surface features. Nothing gets washed away, and nothing gets folded back inside.

However, the Moon is exposed to bombardment by meteorites, which change the surface. One little spacerock could easily wipe out a footprint on the moon. And since the Moon has no atmosphere, it is exposed to the solar wind, a stream of charged particles coming from the sun, and over time this acts almost like weather on Earth to scour surfaces on the moon, but the process is very, very slow.

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navitha blogger
Answered 2020-12-09 12:20:52

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Dean Manter

2021-02-16 17:36:08

Basically forever!
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amandajones1

2021-03-13 02:39:18

100 years.
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Francesca Curatilo

2021-03-22 19:02:41

OMG THAT IS FROM GOOGLE MY GUY
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Grace Williams

2021-03-30 14:01:25

The moon will have it's footprints forever in till water or something removes it.
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Sienna Musset

2021-04-12 23:10:18

yea the foot steps will stay there forever
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2026 Hussein Karim

2021-04-23 08:50:30

not forever dumbdumb
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2026 Hussein Karim

2021-04-23 08:50:42

like for a long time
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2021-04-23 08:51:13

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dixonzoe662
Answered 2020-10-08 10:00:58

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Leslie Jasso Aparicio

2020-10-30 19:14:06

Hey that is from g o o g l e
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Curtis Strite

2021-01-19 23:11:20

Good answer!
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Chloe Nyamande

2021-02-18 22:12:42

You got the same from 662splendid  but I like your answer
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Chloe Nyamande

2021-02-18 22:13:42

Sorry I got confused
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2021-02-24 09:31:57

Dude scroll up
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2021-03-03 14:05:28

Good! I saw that before lol

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LESHEM ZEMIRA ABBASI
Answered 2020-12-19 05:05:22

a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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AUSTIN WANG

2021-01-26 14:05:24

hey that is the same thing
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Cassandra Morrison

2021-03-26 16:15:47

There is no moon.

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LESHEM ZEMIRA ABBASI
Answered 2020-12-19 05:08:15

a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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2021-04-23 08:53:56

no it stays longer b****

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Andromeda
Answered 2020-11-28 02:41:50

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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2021-01-26 14:05:53

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How long will the footprints on the moon last?

Well it probably depends on the space boots are heavy, but about millions of years.


How long will footprints last on the moon and why?

In 7,000 years


Why will the footprints left on the moon by Apollo astronauts last forever?

There is no erosion on the moon surface because there is no wind or water to flow over the landscape. So, the footprints have nothing to disturb them and will remain as long as the moon remains.


How long does a footprint last on the moon?

Until something disturbs it, like a future meteor impact, or a future moon landing. The footprints left by the astronauts may last millions of years.


If a astronaut landed on the moon how long would the footprints stay there and why?

There were recent amazing pictures released to the press of the surface of the moon which showed many of the objects left on the moon including footprints! So you know the footprints last over 40 years because it has been that long since Neil Armstrong made history with the first footprints on the moon. There is no atmosphere on the moon therefore no rain, wind or water flow so the only thing that will destroy the footprints is space debri of either man made materials or rocks such as a meteor storm. Scientist from different nationsintentionally crash objects into the moon for various studies.


What is the reason footprints are on the moon?

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Why would footprints on the moon last for hundreds of years?

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How long will neil Armstrong's footprints on the moon be there for?

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Why do the footprints on the moon look the same every time?

As long as no one touches or disturbs them, footprints on the Moon will look the same, and will remain unchanged forever. On the moon, there is no wind that would cover the footprints, and there is no water or rain that would wash the footprints away.


Why would footprints on the moon lat a really long time?

Because there is no wind on the moon to blow it around.


How did Neil Armstrong's footprints stay on the moon so long?

The Moon has no wind, no water, and almost no moon quakes (earthquakes on the moon). There is almost nothing to cause the footprints to go away. Unless they are hit by a meteor, comet, or asteroid.


Why there are footprints on moon?

There are foot prints on the moon remember? astronauts walked to the moon.


How can there be footprints on the moon with no gravity?

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Can telescopes see footprints on the moon?

No. there are no telescopes (not even the orbiting Hubble or even the next generation of orbiting telescopes) that have long enough focal length or high enough resolution to resolve footprints on the Moon.


Footprints on the moon will never go away?

Footprints in the moons surface (so in the dust lying on the moon) will never go away because there is no wind on the moon to blow new dust over the footprints.


How long will a foot print last on the moon?

We can't be absolutely sure how long a footprint will last on the moon since it might or might not be struck by a meteoroid or other cosmic debris, but potentially it could last for billions of years. It is also possible (although I am not expecting it) that the moon will someday be colonized by people, who will then disturb the existing footprints. But then again, they might want to preserve them as monuments.


Why are the footprints of astronauts who walked on the moon in 1969 are still there today?

Because the moon has no atmosphere there is no wind or rain to erode the footprints.


Why would footprints made on the moon will last for hundreds of years?

BECAUSE THERE IS KNOW EROSION AND THERE IS KNOW LIQUID


How long will astronauts footprints on the moons surface remain for?

They'll be there as long as the moon is. Space is a vacuum, there's nothing there to disturb them.


Are footprints on the moon possible?

Yes


Are the astronauts footprints still on the moon?

I recall during the moon walks that the footprints were expected to survive for thousands of years; so yes.


Whether the footprints of human beings are still present on the Moon?

Oh yes the footprints left on the moon by the astronauts , will remain there for years or centuries. The reason is that there is no wind on the moon surface. So there is no chance of dust covering those footprints.


How have the footprints of neil Armstrong on the moon when there is no air on it?

If there is no air movement, then the footprints should still be there!


Are the footprints of human being are still present on the moon?

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