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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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This course 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, 17, 28, 38, 40, 42, 43 Image courtesy of NASA

Figure 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 © The Open University

Figure 12 Image courtesy of ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Figure 13 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/ DLR (German Aerospace Center)

Figure 14 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Figure 15 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI/ESA

Figure 16 Image courtesy of Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA

Figure 18, 45 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI

Figure 19 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Figure 20, 21, 22, 23, 44 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Figure 24, 36, 37, 39, 46 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

Figure 25, 47 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS

Figure 29 Image courtesy of NASA/LRC

Figure 30 Image courtesy of USGS

Figure 41 Image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL/MISR Team

Figure 54 Image courtesy of JAXA/NHK/SELENE


Week 2 guide © The Open University

Ice and Ganymede © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Icy moons © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Naming moons © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Our Moon and its craters © The Open University (some materials courtesy of NASA)

How impact craters form © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Gene Shoemaker at Meteor Crater © The Open University

Making an impact © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Impact mechanics © The Open University

One ‘big’ impact Courtesy of Science @ NASA

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