Chapter10.Meteors, Asteroids, & Comets

Chapter10.Meteors, Asteroids, & Comets - enough mass to...

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1 Chapter 10
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2 Comet Hale-Bopp
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3 time exposure meteor trail
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5 Iron meteorite Chondritic meteorite
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6 Most asteroids orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
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8 A Common Misconception: The asteroid belt is not this dense!
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9 In general, asteroids are small compared to the planets
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10 Why are most asteroids not round, and why are planets round? The gravity of the object. Planets have enough mass for their own self-gravity to pull them into a round shape. Asteroids do not have
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Unformatted text preview: enough mass to pull themselves into a round shape. 11 Eros 12 Ida Dactyl 13 Ceres 14 Formation of Asteroid Types 15 Number of Asteroids vs Distance from Sun Kirkwood Gaps 16 Comet Ikeya-Zhang (2002) 17 Structure of a Comet 18 Nucleus of Halleys Comet Comet Wild 19 20 Origin of New Comets 21 Effects of Radiation Pressure 22 Hale-Bopp 23 24 Meteor Shower 25 26 Meteor Crater, Arizona 1.2 km 27 28 Manicouagan Crater , Quebec...
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