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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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This unit 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, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 © The Open University

Figure 2, 4, 5, 6, 14, 22 Image courtesy of NASA

Figure 3 Image courtesy of JAXA/SELENE

Figure 7 Image courtesy of USGS

Figure 9 Image courtesy of NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

Figure 16 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL


Week 5 guide © The Open University

What we’ve learned about the Moon © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

The Genesis Rock — how it was found Courtesy of NASA

Anyone for golf? Courtesy of NASA

Moon rocks — a scientists’s view © The Open University (some materials by courtesy of NASA)

Moon rocks under the microscope © The Open University

Remote sensing — crater counting a scientists’s view Courtesy of JAXA/SELENE

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