In this module, you will learn what characterizes a satellite in our Solar System and you will be able to differentiate between a natural and artificial satellite. In addition, you will be able to identify some of the most famous moons that turn around their corresponding planets.
The module finishes by exploring some aspects of the Earth’s moon, which you be able to describe simply.
Title: Satellites in the Solar System
Prerequisites: Primary school level mathematics & physics
Length: From 1 to 3 hours
Module Type: Self-study
Instructional designer & author: Yenny Silva
Mentor & author: Professor Mario Pedreros (Chilian astronomer at the University of Tarapacá, Arica, Chile)
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