ast study - Terrestrial planets: mercury venus and mars...

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Terrestrial planets : mercury venus and mars general characteristics: Large circular basins indicate violent history stages in the evolution of the terrestrials accretion and crustal formation basin formation (cratering) filling of the basins with lava continued slow surface evolution atmospheres of the terrestrials temperature, mass of the planet, and composition of the atmosphere nature/activity of the surface mass (and amount of heat remaining within the planet) Earth age and internal structure the lithosphere and plate tectonics evolution of the oceans and the atmosphere evidence and implications of cratering Luna phases and rotation / synchronous rotation and the tides nature of the surface: dust, lunar “mountains”, craters the Apollo missions and the lunar rocks: what has been learned the Big Impact theory (and evidence) evolution of the lunar surface Venus retrograde rotation the thick carbon dioxide atmosphere: runaway greenhouse surface photos and radar maps craters, volcanoes (pancake domes, shields, etc), coronae
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course AST 1040 taught by Professor Susanhartley during the Spring '08 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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