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Moons: Taking it further

Updated Monday 29th February 2016

Explore our Moon and other moons of the Solar System, as well as learning about space exploration and observation with this free course.

Buzz Aldrin on the moon [Image: NASA] Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Whether you are following our free Moons social open course on FutureLearn, alongside other learners and educators, or you'd like to follow the course at your own pace on OpenLearn, we've got a variety of related articles, videos, podcasts and more free courses to support your learning and give you a wider perspective on this fascinating subject.

In week one you meet scientists describing their fascination with moons; discuss the implications of finding life on a moon; meet Jessica, your course guide; take a tour through the Solar System; and find out how much you already know about moons.

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This 'Moons' Alumni Forum continues the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners who studied the OU's free moons course on FutureLearn.

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Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five

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Week Seven

Week Eight

Meet the academic

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More on moons

 

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