What is the atmosphere of the moon like?



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    The atmosphere of the moon is sparse and considered by NASA to be an exosphere rather than an atmosphere.  The atmosphere of the moon is made of debris and radioactive release from the moon.  Aside from moon dust in the air there are traces of sodium, potassium, radon, polonium, argon, helium, oxygen, methane, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.  Bear in mind that the concentration is very very minute.  The moon’s surface is usually very still, but only disturbed when space debris make contact with the moon’s surface, when there is human activity, and solar winds.  The occurrence of solar winds on the moon’s surface is another indicator that the atmosphere is pretty much non-existent.  

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