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I expect that the figure you provide is wild speculation on someone's part, but footprints would most likely be destroyed either by an asteroid or comet striking the moon or a moonquake.

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Approximately how long is the period of time from the new moon to the full moon phase

More than half of the moon is illuminated

Right half of moon is illuminated

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โˆ™ 2020-05-16 20:49:58

There are Moon Quakes caused by Tidal stresses ( not volcanic activity) which shifts the surface about enough to get rid of them.

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Q: Why will the footprints on the moon only last ten million years?
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How long will footprints last on the moon and why?

In 7,000 years

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

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

Because there's no gravity or wind.

How long will the footprints on the moon last?

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

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

The footprints will stay on the moon because there is no weather or atmosphere on the moon! That means that if there is no weather there will be no wind to carry it away or sand to top over 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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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There is no wind, and barely any gravity so the footprints will stay on the moon for yyyyyeeeeaaaarrrrrrsssss.

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

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