Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective
by Stuart Ross Taylor
Publisher: Lunar and Planetary Institute 1982
The technical triumph of manned landings on the Moon and the return of samples from the lunar surface has provided scientists with a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the nature, evolution and origin of the solar system.
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The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the collapse of a molecular cloud. The majority of the system's mass is in the Sun...
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