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The Nature of the Moon

  • Tom Lund
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

The moon is the most imposing feature of the night sky. Much is known about the moon today, thanks in part to exploration by the spacecraft discussed in this book. A few interesting facts about the moon are presented below to set the stage for the discussion of lunar exploration spacecraft that follows.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Lund
    • 1
  1. 1.San DiegoUSA

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