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Marvel Moon Background Information

Cultures throughout the centuries have created stories about the night's brightest visitor and occasional companion of the daytime Sun. Scientists now study the Moon because it records the history of our early solar system — and Earth — and it will play a pivotal role in our future exploration of the solar system.

The Moon’s Formation and Evolution

The Moon’s Role in Our Lives

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Lunar Science and Exploration

The Moon’s Appearance in the Sky

Urban Legends about the Moon