This book focuses largely on new results from recent missions and on their implications for how we interpret results from older missions. The new results have also renewed awareness of the Moon as a future target for exploration and many people see development of the Moon, particularly its resources, as a key step in the future exploration of the solar system (Aldridge et al. 2004). The interpretation of the lunar data sets in the context of future exploration and development of the Moon is, therefore, parallel to new scientific interpretations. This is in a sense a forward-looking view...

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