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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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5 Summary

This week you learned about volcanic eruptions on moons; Galileo’s discovery of four large moons around Jupiter (one of which is arguably the place in our Solar System most likely to host extra-terrestrial life), and about various small moons. In contrast to Pluto’s moons, about which we still know relatively little, during the next three weeks you’ll be learning about the moon that we know most about – namely The Moon.

You should now 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.

You can now go to Week 4: Our Moon [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .