I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
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- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Dust on the Moon doesn't drift very far. It tends to fall vertically in the absence of air.Morning, my colleague, who I mentioned on my post in July, liked the replies but to him it still didn't really answer his query of why there was no dust in the landing pads on the Lunar Module. As an ex- rocket engineer, he said there should've been dust on there as there was dust for the footprints to be seen of both astronauts. So, any thoughts? Many thanks for reading and looking forward to any answers.
There was still dust surrounding the LEM because there is such a thick layer of it all over the Moon. Not much (relatively) got blown away during the landing because there is a certain amount of 'stiction' between the particles, preventing them from moving about much.