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1: The discovery and significance of moons 2: The Moon 3: The Moon's influence on us 4: The moons of giant planets 5: Giant planet regular satellites in close up 6: The moons of Mars - captured asteroids 7: Moons of small bodies 8: Moons in other planetary systems: exomoons Further Reading Index

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David Rothery is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University. He is a member of the BepiColombo science team (the European Space Agencyas mission to Mercury), and chairs the Open Universityas level 2 module on planetary science. He is also the lead academic for the Open University/FutureLearn Moons MOOC (massive open online course), and is the author of several books, including Planets: A Very Short Introduction.


an excellent introduction to Moons in a genuinely pocket-sized book that won't break the bank. * Astronomy Now *
delightful * Lewis Dartnell, BBC Sky at Night *
A highly readable and informative book. * Network Reviews *
This small, densely packed paperback is a fantastic starting point for those interested in learning more about the 190 or so moons found within our solar system. Not merely a book of tables and facts about these celestial bodies, Moons covers the rich history of exploration and discovery along with the ideas that were shaped and moulded by astronomers across the ages. * Geoscientist *

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