Planets - Terrestrial Planets, quick planet review : o...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Terrestrial Planets , quick planet review : o Mercury: 8 th largest Terrestrial planet, silicate, basaltic etc. spin orbit coupled, 3:2 ratio (rotates 3 times on axis for every two orbits around sun) old, heavily cratered surface very thin atmosphere small magnetic field, probably liquid iron core measurable oxygen plate tectonics once occurred o Venus: 6 th largest Terrestrial planet, silicate, basaltic etc. Young surface Atmosphere 96% CO2, very thick 100 times earths, high pressure Spins backwards Shield volcanoes (ie Maat Mons) Has been landed on Winds observed Measurable oxygen Plate techtonics now or did occur o Earth o Moon:
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Very old surface Very thin atmosphere, but measurable oxygen silicate, basaltic etc. spin-orbit coupling o Mars: 7th largest River valleys, probably were oceans once Atmosphere 1/100 of earths, 96% CO2 Shield volcanoes (Olympus Mons, largest in solar system)
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course EPSC 200 taught by Professor Jensen during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

Page1 / 6

Planets - Terrestrial Planets, quick planet review : o...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online