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The Moon

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As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This free course will teach you about the nearest planetary body to Earth: the missions to the Moon, the basic facts of its composition, the cratering on its surface, and the ancient eruptions that flooded many low-lying areas.

After studying this course, you will be able to:

  • retrieve, evaluate and interpret data and information about the Moon
  • interpret simple tables
  • express, manipulate and compare very small numbers.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 6 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 16th March 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Physics and Astronomy
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The Moon

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This course deals with the Moon, the only planetary body that everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky. You will learn about the nearest planetary body to Earth, the long record of cratering on its surface, and about the ancient eruptions that flooded many low-lying areas. If possible, it would be helpful to get a look at the Moon's surface before studying this course (even if you have no optical aid available), but don't worry if you are unable to do this.

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