Best Answer

there is no wind on the moon to blow the footprints away and there is no water to wash them away.the first footprint ever made will stay there for over 1million years.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2010-03-23 14:40:09
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

First American to orbit the Earth

One of its goals was scientific exploration of the moon

Lower than normal high tide

The reaction of oxygen and glucose produces

See all cards
4 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are astronaut's footprints still on the moon?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Are astronauts' footprints still on the moon?

Yes, since the Moon has no erosion.

Is American flag still flying on the moon?

Yes, it is still on the moon. So are the astronauts footprints.

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.

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.

If you left footprints on the moon what would happen to them?

The footprints on the moon left by the astronauts will still be there in a few thousand years. They will eventually be covered with new dust from micrometeorites.

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.

Who put their footprint on the moon?

The 12 Apollo astronauts have left their footprints on the moon.

Why there are footprints on moon?

there are not footprints on the moon the ground is very solid

Can a footprint be left on the moon?

yes it can because there are some footprints on the moon left by the astronauts

Are niel Armstrong foot prints still on the moon?

The footprints of all the astronauts and buggies will remain like tat forever , as there is no wind on the moon to covers wipe them out.

Why are the astronauts footprints still on the moon?

The lack of atmosphere means there is no wind, or rain, etc. to either erode or wash away the footprints. The only way for the footprints to be disturbed would be from an impact event, such as a meteor striking the moon's surface near the prints and disturbing the surface.

What is on the surfaces of moon?

Dust. . . a few rocks. Also, the footprints of a few American astronauts.

People also asked