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The Moon

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As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This free course will teach you about the nearest planetary body to Earth: the missions to the Moon, the basic facts of its composition, the cratering on its surface, and the ancient eruptions that flooded many low-lying areas.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • retrieve, evaluate and interpret data and information about the Moon
  • interpret simple tables
  • express, manipulate and compare very small numbers.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 26/05/2017

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