Lecture 11

Lecture 11 - Today (Monday) in Astro 3 Cell phones off now,...

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Today (Monday) in Today (Monday) in Astro Astro 3 3 z Cell phones off now, please z Emergency rations available z Today: start Chapter 6 “The Terrestrial Planets” z Online quiz #3 covering chapters 4 and 5 due tonight by 10 p.m. z Today my office hours 2:30-3:15 z Reminder: midterm (Weds) Í Covers Chapters E-5 Í 45 multiple-choice q’s similar to online quizzes Í Lectures 1-10 posted online (see email) Í Make sure to bring pencils and your BruinCard Class #11
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Units of Chapter 6 Orbital and Physical Properties Rotation Rates Atmospheres The Surface of Mercury The Surface of Venus The Surface of Mars Internal Structure and Geological History Atmospheric Evolution on Earth, Venus, and Mars
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6.1 Orbital and Physical Properties The orbits of Venus and Mercury show that these planets never appear far from the Sun.
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6.1 Orbital and Physical Properties The terrestrial planets have similar densities and roughly similar sizes, but their rotation periods, surface temperatures, and atmospheric pressures vary widely.
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6.2 Rotation Rates Mercury can be difficult to image from the Earth; rotation rates can be measured by radar.
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6.2 Rotation Rates Mercury was long thought to be tidally locked to the Sun; measurements in 1965 showed this to be false. Rather, Mercury’s day and year are in a 3:2 resonance ; Mercury rotates three times while going around the Sun twice.
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6.2 Rotation Rates Venus Mars
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6.2 Rotation Rates All the planets rotate in a prograde direction, except Venus, which is retrograde.
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6.3 Atmospheres
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