Answer the following, giving reasons. (a) Can you light a fire on the Moon? (b) If a meteor falls on the Moon, can you hear it fall? (c) Can you see the meteor falling on the Moon? (d) Can life exist on the Moon?
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Moon has no atmosphere, nor it has oxygen that is necessary for lightning a fire. Therefore, we cannot light a fire on Moon.
Sound requires a mechanical medium like air for its propagation but on the Moon there is no atmosphere to carry the sound. Therefore, if a meteor falls on the Moon, we will not be able to hear it.
Meteors are rocks found in space. They penetrate the atmosphere of the heavenly bodies at high speed, and get burned down to ashes due to the friction with atmosphere. As we know there is no atmosphere on the moon, we cannot see the meteor falling on the moon.
Moon has no atmosphere; hence, it lacks life-sustaining gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide. Therefore, life cannot exist on the Moon.