Moons
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Acknowledgements

This unit was written by David Rothery and Simon Kelley. Further contributions were made by Susanne Schwenzer, Jessica Barnes, Jean-David Bodénan, Catherine Hill, James Mortimer, Elena Nickson, Phillipa Smith, Beth Steer and Felicity Williams.

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Figure 1, 6, 7, 19, 21 Image courtesy of NASA

Figure 2, 3 © The Open University

figure 4 Image courtesy of History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries

Figure 5 Image courtesy of NASA/Apollo 17 crew

Figure 8 Image courtesy of Clementine Team/JPL/NASA

Figure 9 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

Figure 10, 16 Image courtesy of NASA/LCROSS

Figure 11, 12 Image courtesy of JAXA

Figure 13 Image courtesy of ISRO

Figure 14 Image courtesy of ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown Univ./USGS

Figure 15 Image courtesy of ESA/MPAe, Lindau

Figure 17 © mariusFM77 (via iStockphoto.com)

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Figure 20 Image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

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Week 6 guide © The Open University

A paradigm shift? © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

The future of lunar exploration © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

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