Test 3 notes - Mare: "Seas". Dark, lava-filled basins of...

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Mare: “Seas”. Dark, lava-filled basins of the moon Highlands: Lighter, heavily-cratered plateaus of the moon Comet: Icy balls of dust and rock that orbits the sun and exist mostly in the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud Asteroid: Small celestial bodies, exist mostly in asteroid belt Largest: Ceres 2 nd Largest: Vesta When 400 miles across or bigger, the asteroid has enough gravity to pull it into a sphere shape Plasma: Most common form of matter in the universe, super hot gas. Tidal heating: Occurs between a moon and a planet, gradually slows and leads to tidal locking Shepard moons: Maintain saturn’s ring structure Hydrothermal vent: Vents at bottom of ocean, life? Oort cloud: Further out Kuiper belt: Closer, Pluto is a Kuiper belt object Meteroid: Pieces of interplanetary debis Meteor: Meteroids burning in the earth’s atmosphere Meteorite: Meteroids that survive to the Earth’s surface Stones: Most common Irons Stony-Irons: Least common Meteor Shower: Occur when the eath passes through the trail of
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Knight during the Fall '06 term at Bellevue College.

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