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Summary and Highlights of the NRC 2007 Report: The Scientific Context for the Exploration of the Moon (SCEM)
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Institution: Brown University
Understanding processes that have occurred on the Moon provide a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the other terrestrial planets. The SCEM science goals and priorities remain fundamentally relevant to our understanding of the solar system and central to its exploration.