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How long will the footprints on the moon last?

Updated: 5/27/2024

I always see the pictures of them, and they’ve become a symbol of humankind’s greatest accomplishment...but are they as temporary as footprints on Earth? Did they deteriorate soon after the astronauts left?

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Daija Kreiger

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The footprints on the moon will likely be there for as long as the moon is. Unlike Earth, there’s no liquid water, no volcanic activity, and no weather to speak of on the moon, so aside from the occasional meteorite and solar wind (which takes ages to have an effect), there’s nothing on the moon to mess with the footprints. They’re still there—along with spacecraft, scientific equipment, mementos, bags of human waste, and a lot more.

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Jameson Hauck

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Anonymous

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i tihnk india found moon rusting for some reason. and its because there could be water there.
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Anonymous

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they will last 1 more year, bye bye moon footprints (this is a joke)
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Zayden Ebeling

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It will stay there til the moon explodes or gets hit my a meator
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Anonymous

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3y ago
It will stay as long as the earth and moon lives, One day the moon with earth will be destroyed. So it will last for a long time until the moon and earth gets destroyed (NOT a joke 😒)
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Anonymous

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Oop- I ment the moon and earth lol 
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Anonymous

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Nvm I just realised I red it wrong lol
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Brody Kirkeeng

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i think that's very interesting but yeah the footprints on the moon will stay there till the moon is gone
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Anonymous

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I am pretty sure it will last as ling is the moon because there is no wind in space so no wind to rub the foot-prints off. (True facts)
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Anonymous

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thank you i  am learning about outer space 
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Anonymous

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theres no wind .-. ........SO U CANT BLOW AWAY
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Anonymous

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My question is how did they get back to earth if the spacecraft is still there?
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Anonymous

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im a girl you a boy?
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Anonymous

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They're already gone. A janitor had to clean up the mess after they finished filming the hoax.
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Anonymous

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75,526 years, 114 days, 2 weeks, 5 hours, and 11 minutes, and 28 seconds. To be precise.
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Isabella Isabella

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It will stay there til the moon explodes or gets hit my a meator
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Joebidenssister

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i think that as soon as they leave they would be blown over by the power from the capsule
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O Satyros

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W TF IS THIS SH IT I CANNOT TYPE D A M N IN THIS D A M N SITE
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Lanni Schutts

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that is right thank you for saying this it will be very helpful to others.
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AJ

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They stay forever because there is no wind to blow away the pront
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Mr Pokemon

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That's wrong
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DMZABO

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They will stay on the moon till the next asteroid strikes the footprints!
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Amir Anderson (Stude...

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the moon has no life everything that is on it stay on it 
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A person

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They will last forever
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owenorlando

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That’s weird
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Debora

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I am a girl
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Merkit

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no exact time but takes many 100 years
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Alex Wean

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Well I hope mines still there
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Vijaya Chalasani

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a million years
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Bianca Turuta

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It WiLl sTaY ThErE fOrEvEr! Because on the moon, there's no water, no wind, no disturbances. The only way is if someone decides to fly to the moon and brush off the footprints that will be replaced by their handprints or something else.
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Jasjot Singh

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wowwww
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the fu-
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thank you.... but how did u get that from i need to know for my schooling...... let me know... thanks!!!!
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dj478

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No definite answer to say. But space is a vacuum that has no friction and disturbances unless collision occurs. Indefinitely forever. Unless if something like comet or asteroid was to impact the moon creating a new crater or something, which is not something impossible, as evidenced from the numbers of craters observed on the moon, these things happen every so often and frequently.

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Curtis Strite

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great answer
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Mr Pokemon

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Horrid answer
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Curtis Strite

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Why is it Horrid?
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Why are humans so smart holy jarvis
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great 0
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great answer
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it aint great it is nerdish hahahahahaahhaahahahahah
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DaPizzaMan15

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100 million years

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Leslie Jasso Aparici...

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a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Anonymous

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true
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Anonymous

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what do you mean decades since we stepped on the moon? didnt spacex land a couple of guys on it in May 2020?
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Anonymous

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or they didnt and i'm misinformed
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arisha

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yes interesting 
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Chloe Nyamande

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Very smart
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Jhon Smith

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i tihnk UK found moon rusting for some reason. and its because there could be water there.
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cool
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Sienna Musset

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true

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watch

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this will tell you

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lola148

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thank you for nothing
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Jianna Johnson

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It will last ~1,214,428 years, according to this video.
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Trakaplex

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I watched that video 10578 times. Even backwards.
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Don't be rude other people that commented on this awnser they did they did they're best
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that video blew my mind
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Cassandra Morrison

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Horrid because every so often would be INfrequently.
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great

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Haleema fiaz

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The first footprints put on the moon will probably be there a long, long time — maybe almost as long as the moon itself lasts.

Unlike on Earth, there is no erosion by wind or water on the moon because it has no atmosphere and all the water on the surface is frozen as ice. Also, there is no volcanic activity on the moon to change the lunar surface features. Nothing gets washed away, and nothing gets folded back inside.

However, the Moon is exposed to bombardment by meteorites, which change the surface. One little spacerock could easily wipe out a footprint on the moon. And since the Moon has no atmosphere, it is exposed to the solar wind, a stream of charged particles coming from the sun, and over time this acts almost like weather on Earth to scour surfaces on the moon, but the process is very, very slow.

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dixonzoe662

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An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Leslie Jasso Aparici...

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Hey that is from g o o g l e
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Curtis Strite

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Good answer!
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Chloe Nyamande

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You got the same from 662splendid  but I like your answer
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Chloe Nyamande

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Sorry I got confused
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Dude scroll up
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Good! I saw that before lol

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navitha blogger

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An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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Basically forever!
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OMG THAT IS FROM GOOGLE MY GUY
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Grace Williams

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The moon will have it's footprints forever in till water or something removes it.
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Sienna Musset

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yea the foot steps will stay there forever
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2026 Hussein Karim

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not forever dumbdumb
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2026 Hussein Karim

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like for a long time
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2026 Hussein Karim

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if u think i am a bully i am not i am just 7 years old

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An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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LESHEM ZEMIRA ABBASI

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a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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AUSTIN WANG

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hey that is the same thing
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Cassandra Morrison

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There is no moon.

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LESHEM ZEMIRA ABBASI

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a million years

An astronaut's footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

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no it stays longer b****
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