Moons
Moons

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS

MORE ON MINERALS AND POLARISED LIGHT

The use of the polarising microscope in petrography (the description of rocks). By identifying minerals and examining their interrelationships, petrographic evidence can be used to identify rocks and deduce how they formed.

LROC INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE MOON'S SURFACE

If you would like to explore the Tsiolkovskiy crater (or any of the other craters on the Moon) in greater detail, you can use this LROC interactive map.

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