Module 1: Perspectives


List of Worlds

All participants will study Sun, Earth, and Moon as worlds for main comparisons.

In addition, each participant is to choose one other world in our Solar System. These worlds will be used for comparison. The participant will study the solid surface, atmosphere, orbit, and other characteristics of the chosen world in the course of many homework assignments, will bring information about the world to the discussion when it is relevant, and will synthesize knowledge about that world in the final module (7).

Below are recommended worlds:

  • Venus
  • Saturn
  • Neptune
  • Mercury
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Io
  • Triton
  • Ganymede
  • Miranda
  • Oberon
  • Titania
  • Europa
  • Iapetus
  • Enceladus
  • Ariel
  • Mimas
  • Callisto
  • Eros
  • Tethys
  • Rhea


This information is also found in the Module 1 conference on MSU Link. Please send a message on MSU Link to the course instructors requesting your World assignment.

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