• Question: What is the moon made of?

    Asked by alan1421 to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 28 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Sadly the moon is not made of cheese as it is shown to be in Wallace and Gromit’s A Grand Day Out 🙁

      It is in fact made up mostly of iron, with some other elements as well (although I don’t know enough to be more specific – perhaps one of the other scientists can help out?)

    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 29 Jun 2012:

      When I saw the answer, the answer cheese came to my mind for some unexplainable reason. I, of course, knew that it wasn’t the true answer, but I am glad Emma has now told me where the reference to the moon and cheese has come from.