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Name: Jaison JobyMadonna ID: 261927Subject: Principles of AstronomyDate: 14/7/2021Homework Assignment 5Submitted to: Professor Assad IstephanChapter 10 – Short Answer Questions1.Briefly describe the basic atmospheric characteristics of each of the five terrestrialworlds.
2.Use the balloon analogy to explain the origin of gas pressure. What is atmosphericpressure, and why does it decrease with altitude? What is one bar of pressure?
3.Is there any atmosphere at the orbital attitude of the space station? Explain.
4.What is the greenhouse effect? Describe how it warms a planet.
radiation emitted from the planet's surface. Earth's surface and is reflected to theatmosphere as infrared energy, or heat, greenhouse gases absorb this heat and warmthe planet.5.What factors determines a world ‘s “no greenhouse” surface temperature? Explain thedifference between “no greenhouse” and actual temperatures for each of the terrestrialworlds.
6.Describe earth’s basic atmospheric structure, from the ground up. How do interactionsof sunlight and gases explain the existence of each of the atmospheric layers?

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