Lunar exploration: opening a window into the history and evolution of the inner Solar System

@article{Crawford2014LunarEO,
  title={Lunar exploration: opening a window into the history and evolution of the inner Solar System},
  author={I. Crawford and K. Joy},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={372}
}
  • I. Crawford, K. Joy
  • Published 2014
  • Geology, Physics, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The lunar geological record contains a rich archive of the history of the inner Solar System, including information relevant to understanding the origin and evolution of the Earth–Moon system, the geological evolution of rocky planets, and our local cosmic environment. This paper provides a brief review of lunar exploration to-date and describes how future exploration initiatives will further advance our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon, the Earth–Moon system and of the… Expand
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