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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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The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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Figure 1 Image courtesy of NASA/NOAA

Figure 2 Image courtesy of Museum of Modern Art, New York

Figure 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Images courtesy of NASA

Figure 4, 5 © The Open University

Figure 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Image courtesy of PD-USGOV-NASA


Week 4 guide © The Open University

Looking at the Moon Courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Going to the Moon © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Race to the Moon © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA/Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics/University of Manchester/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Falling objects on the Moon Courtesy of NASA

Departure from the Moon Courtesy of NASA

Bringing Moon samples to Earth Courtesy of NASA

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