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  • Marla beaver

    Cartoon of Moon-Earth Orbit, illustrating the phases of the moon. The cartoon is labeled Moon-Earth-Sun as viewed from above our solar system. The Earth sits in the center of eight images of the moon at different places in the lunar cycle. To the right the Sun shines on the Moon Earth system.

  • Betty Casey

    The Moon Isn't Made Of Cheese After All (It's made of Oreos!)

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