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27. Planetary Geology_06 - Venus Radar 8 Which solar system...

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Planetary Geology Objectives 1) Which planet has an obliquity closest to Earth’s? Mars 2) Which planets show a magnetic field and what does the presence of a magnetic field imply about the planet? Mercury, Earth and all outer planets as well 3) Which planet has the largest metallic core relative to its radius? Mercury 4) Which planet has the highest density? Earth 5) Which planet would have the highest density if gravitational contraction were not an issue? Mercury 6) How can you tell the age of a planet’s surface? With crater density 7) What remote sensing technique must you use to get images of the surface of
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Unformatted text preview: Venus? Radar 8) Which solar system bodies are the top candidates for possibly possessing life? Mars, Europa, Titan, Io, Jupiter 9) Which planet has a daily rotation closest to Earth’s? Mars 10) Name three pieces of evidence for the presence of water on Mars. 1. 11) What was the justification for the landing sites of the Mars rovers known as Spirit and Opportunity? 12) Which of the outer planets have rings? 13) Which outer planet moon is the most volcanically active extraterrestrial body?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SYGN 101 taught by Professor Shorey during the Spring '08 term at Mines.

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