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Course image: Dylan O'Donnell [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

The following material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence and not subject to Creative Commons licence (see terms and conditions).

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission:

Rothery, David A., Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 6, pp. 66-75, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003. Copyright © David Rothery.

Figures from Teach Yourself Planets

Figure 6.1: David Rothery; Figures 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6: NASA.

Other figures

Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: NASA. The panoramas were prepared as part of a project by a USGS team under funding from the USGS Technology Transfer Program and NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program.

Figure 7: Mr Frederick J. Doyle, National Space Science Data Center.

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