Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - oday (Friday) in oday (Friday) in Astro Astro...

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Unformatted text preview: oday (Friday) in oday (Friday) in Astro Astro 3 3 z Today: Brief review of Chapter 8 Moons, Rings, and Pluto Chapter 9 The Sun z Cell phones off now, please z Online quiz #5 covering chapters 8 and 9 due Monday by 10 p.m. Class #15 Summary of Chapter 8 Part 1 Outer solar system has six large moons, 12 medium-sized ones, and many smaller moons Galilean moons of Jupiter are quite interesting: Io is the most volcanically active object in the solar system. Europa probably has a deep, liquid water ocean under its icy crust . Ganymede and Callisto may also have subsurface oceans. Tidal heating as they flex keep them warm inside Titan has a thick atmosphere and may have flowing rivers of methane Triton has active geology (e.g. nitrogen geyser) Medium & large moons Enough self-gravity to be spherical Jupiters Galilean moons Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Tidal Heating Saturns Titan, and Neptunes Triton Saturns Titan : a thick and smoggy atmosphere, liquid ethane or methane lakes and rivers Neptunes Triton: continual geologic activity Summary of Chapter 8 Part 2...
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Lecture 15 - oday (Friday) in oday (Friday) in Astro Astro...

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