(28 Apr 1928 - 18 Jul 1997)
Science Quotes by Gene Shoemaker (1 quote)
We expect that the study of lunar geology will help to answer some longstanding questions about the early evolution of the earth. The moon and the earth are essentially a two-planet system, and the two bodies are probably closely related in origin. In this connection the moon is of special interest because its surface has not been subjected to the erosion by running water that has helped to shape the earth's surface.
— Gene Shoemaker
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