|“||Can I sing a song for you? When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore; when an eel lunges out, and he takes a bite of your snout, that's a moray! Get it? A moray eel? Heeheeheeheehee! I said-a-funny!||”|
— Mario, Mario Teaches Typing 2
Fly me to the Moonball, also known as Lunaball, is the only natural satelliteball of Earthball. Its surface area is 37,914,864 Km² and has a radius of 1,737 Km. Thus, it is the largest satellite of the known solar system in relation to its parental planet; the fifth largest in the entire solar system. A few decades ago it was believed to be a home for the 6balls and is also considered a god or goddess in many old religions. It also is the first Moon going to Sol to Neptuneball. Like all other planetballs other than Earthball, Moonball speaks broken English. It is also the symbol of a common religion, Islam, in which it's often represented as a crescent along with a star.
Composition[edit | edit source]
Moonball is composed mostly of silicates, with a possible iron-nickel core. It also contains significant amounts of helium-3 and valuable materials, which could make her a prime mining destination in the future, if fusion energy is developed. It is very active with volcanoes so it could be a prime mining destination in the future if volcanic energy is developed.
Orbit - Rotation[edit | edit source]
Moonball is tidally locked to Earthball, meaning that one side perpetually faces Earthball. It is also slowing down Earthball's rotation via tidal influence, to the point where, in a few billion years, Earthball will be tidally locked to it.
History[edit | edit source]
Moonball is likely the result of a grazing collision between Earthball and another protoplanet that resided in one of Earthball's Lagrange points. The resulting material formed a temporary ring around Earthball. However, since much of the material was outside the Roche limit, it began to clump together into two moons. Moonball was the largest, and the smaller one was located at Lunaball's L2 Lagrange point. However, tidal forces eventually caused the second moon to collide with Moonball's far side as if to echo the collision that created the two. Another theory states that Lunaball was once its own planetball, before it was captured by Earthball and thoroughly anschlussed.
Moonball is the most visible at night time, being the second brightest object in from the Earthball, behind only the Sun, but ahead of Venus. It can also be seen during the day (sometimes).
SPQRball called it Luna (same as Romaniaball and many other countries that speak Romance languages). In 1969, some USAballs went on it. Now USAball want to come back to the Moon by building a permanent base here competing in this matter with Chinaball, Russiaball and the EUball.
Who can into Moon?[edit | edit source]
- Soviet Unionball – First spacecraft and failed attempt to Moon landing.
- USAball – Probes and Moon landings in 1969-1972, now plans to return. Guess what, Artemis III will be landing on me soon.
- EUball – Orbiter and satelite via ESAball and Luxembourgball.
- Japanball – Few probes, the third nation and first outside the USSRball and USAball.
- South Koreaball – Plans to launch lunar orbiter in 2022.
- Chinaball – Many lunar missions and first landing in far side of the Moon.
- Indiaball – Discovery of lunar water via Chandrayann-1, the Chandryann-2 is under way.
How to draw[edit | edit source]
Draw Moonball is almost very simple:
- Color the basic circle shape of light gray
- Add some circles of this darker grey
- Draw the eyes and you've finished.
Gallery[edit | edit source]