Rothery, D. (David) ; Kelley, S. (Simon)

Learning Object

After completing this course you will be able to: -discuss the nature and diversity of moons in our Solar System, and their significance -understand the general nature of moons' orbits and the effects of tides -describe some of the possible origins of moons -describe the compositions and nature of the surfaces and interiors of moons -understand how impact craters are formed and recognise their significance for dating surfaces -describe the nature and history of volcanic activity on several moons -consider which moons may have subsurface oceans, and the implications for hosting native life -recognise the history of manned and unmanned lunar exploration, and of some of the major discoveries -recognise aspects of lunar samples seen under the microscope -describe the different settings in which 'water' has been found on the Moon -discuss the history of discovery and exploration of moons, and of future prospects -suggest ways in which resources from the Moon may help future space exploration.

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The Open University (OUUK)

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