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8.6: Module Introduction

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    “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when clearly it is Ocean…”

    Arthur C. Clark, 1917-2008

    This module presents the Rocky Planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, and their moons. We will examine characteristics of each Rocky Planet, both similar and dissimilar characteristics.

    Objectives

    Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the characteristics of Rocky Planets
    • Define craters and cratering
    • Identify the primary characteristics of each rocky planet
    • Identify the similar characteristics of each rocky planet
    • Describe a circumstellar habitable zone
    • Discuss the characteristics of the Moon, Deimos, and Phobos
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