Exploring the Moon

Dr. Shane Byrne &mdash 626-0407 &mdash 524 Kuiper Building


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A new wave of lunar exploration via spacecraft is poised to commence. These missions will investigate the many unsolved problems that remain from the exploration of previous decades. In this seminar class we will review the current state of knowledge and open questions about the Moon's geology, geophysics, origin and history.

General Info

  • Course syllabus and topics covered are discussed here.
  • Sessions take place in Rm 309 of the Kuiper building, Thursday @ 2pm.

The background image is of Phoebe, a moon of Saturn. It was acquired by the Cassini spacecraft in June of 2004. See here for the original image and more info.