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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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Week 3: Looking closer


Find out about ancient volcanism on the Moon and elsewhere, as well as present-day hot volcanism on Io and icy volcanism on Enceladus. Discover the heat source that keeps such small bodies active.

First of all, Jess introduces the whole week.

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By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • understand the significance of volcanic activity on moons
  • consider the importance of Galileo’s discovery of four moons around Jupiter
  • consider the place in our Solar System that is most likely to host extraterrestrial life.