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For this thread, we’re diving into to some Moon basics. You might be wondering what the Moon is made from 🤔 We can tell you it’s not cheese! 😂 This @OUFreeLearning will get you up to speed about the rock minerals inside the Moon. #LivingOnTheMoon…
Here’s a neat video featuring Professor in Planetary Science and Exploration, @ma235camb, explaining more about his research on Moon rocks within @OU_SPS.

In this @OUFreeLearning article, @DaveRothery explains how scientists think the Moon was made. Again, no cheese involved, but there was a giant impact!…
This excellent film featuring PhD student @zoe_morland looks at the various theories on how the Moon formed, and how most scientists have eventually come to settle on the giant impact hypothesis.

That might leave you wondering how old the Moon is? Here, Lunar Scientists Sam Faircloth answers that for you.

If you’re a keen stargazer then this ‘60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: The rotating moon’ animation might be just for you, to help you discover how the Moon's orbit means we always see its best side.…
Mythbusting moons! Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.…
How about some Moon #SciArt? The Earth’s Reflection, composed by @YazzAhmed1 in collab. with @ma235camb, starts with the Moon's chaotic birth, but its calm conclusion imagines a future moon dweller gazing at the reflection of the Earth in a pool of water.…
Whilst Earth has only one Moon, there are many more out there. Jupiter has 79 of them!

This popular free course on @OUFreeLearning gives you 8 weeks of study about the Moons of our Solar System.…
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