Lecture 12

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Unformatted text preview: Today (Friday) in Today (Friday) in Astro Astro 3 3 z Cell phones off now, please z Today: Í finish Chapter 6 “The Terrestrial Planets” Í Start Chapter 7 “The Jovian Planets” z Online quiz #4 covering chapters 6 and 7 due Monday by 10 p.m. z Midterm results: Í Posted at MyUCLA website Í Average score 36.5 (81%) Í Grade scale emailed to you Class #12 Units of Chapter 6 9 Orbital and Physical Properties 9 Rotation Rates 9 Atmospheres 9 The Surface of Mercury 9 The Surface of Venus 9 The Surface of Mars Internal Structure and Geological History Atmospheric Evolution on Earth, Venus, and Mars Recap thus far in Chapter 6 6.1 Orbital and Physical Properties The orbits of Venus and Mercury show that these planets never appear far from the Sun. 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. 6.3 Atmospheres Mercury has no detectable atmosphere; it is too hot, too small, and too close to the Sun. Venus has an extremely dense atmosphere. The outer clouds are similar in temperature to the Earth, and it was once thought that Venus was a “jungle” planet....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ASTR 3 taught by Professor Hauser during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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