Astronomy Notes 2-14

Astronomy Notes 2-14 - Astronomy 2/14 2/14/2008 11:36:00 AM...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Astronomy 2/14 18:36 Br. Guy’s Lecture How we know our solar system’s planets were created at the same time Their orbits are the same Made of same materials The mass of each planet spread into a ring of dust results in the highest  density in Venus, and drops consistently after this o Mars and the asteroid belt The Vatican is interested in astronomy because o It wants to know what’s going on with asteroids (which might hit the earth) o A trillion kilograms of rock, 100 billion tons of iron in an asteroid. They’re  worth a lot of money. o Guy is interested in it because the asteroid belt is the junk pile of the solar  system, and by understanding what’s in the asteroid belt, we can  understand what’s inside the planets themselves. Thomas Jefferson didn’t believe that asteroids came from the sky. Now with video cameras, we can find out where meteorite come from and 
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course AST 106 taught by Professor Darbydyar during the Spring '08 term at Mt. Holyoke.

Page1 / 4

Astronomy Notes 2-14 - Astronomy 2/14 2/14/2008 11:36:00 AM...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

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