What kinds of materials is the moon made from?

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    The moon is made from oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminum, as well as sulfur, nickel, iron, and the materials olivine, orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene.  It is not, much to my dismay, made of cheese.

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    The moon, like Earth, has many layers.  The outer layers are known, but so far we can only guess what the internal layers are comprised of.  It is thought that the lunar core is comprised of metallic ore, sulphur, and nickel and is probably molten.  The mantle is made of olivine, orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene.  The crust, which extends to a depth of 50 km, has a composition of oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminum. 

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    The moon is composed of materials pretty similar to the earth. Study of “Moon Soil” showed that rocks are made of basalt from volcanic eruptions and minerals. There are no organic materials such because there is nothing living on the moon to break down into the soil. While the first link states otherwise, water was found on the moon in recent experiments done by Nasa.

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