Essay Moon vs. Earth: Similarities and Differences
Earth and the Moon have very different surfaces. Earth’s surface changes constantly. Movement of crust, erosion by water and wind, and living organisms all contribute to the changes. Plate tectonics cause the crust of Earth to move around and create mountains and volcanoes. The movement of water can cause re-shaping, and so can the wind when it picks up loose material, they both carve into the Earth. Living organisms change the surface a lot. They build, move and …show more content…
The Moon and Earth are different in life too. Earth can be habitable to living things, the Moon cannot. The Earth has water, an atmosphere, vegetation, etc., that makes it habitable. There is no oxygen on the moon, which means humans cannot live there without significant changes in lifestyle, we wouldn’t be able to live there without doing something. Without an atmosphere, there can be no vegetation to grow on the Moon. Vegetation is important in life to living organisms. Crops that are necessary for life cannot grow on the Moon. Because the Moon is essentially “dead,” then life on it, would not survive. Water being buried in polar areas also contributes to no life on the Moon.
The last thing that makes the Earth and Moon so different, are their orbits. The Moon’s orbit center is Earth. The largest distance from its orbit center is