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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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6 Summary

This week you were shown the structure of a moon and what it’s made of. You also learned about the prevalence of ice in the moons of the Solar System. This week also looked at the creation of craters as a result of comet and meteorite impact. The week ahead looks at volcanic eruptions, the impact of Galileo’s discoveries of the first moons of another planet, and the conditions that might make a moon’s interior habitable for microbial life.

You should now be able to:

  • recognise the structure of a moon and what it’s made of
  • understand the significance of ice, and its different forms, in the moons of the outer solar system
  • understand how a moon’s surface is altered by comet or meteorite impact.

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