lecture1 - AST210 First Class 8 Sep 2008 Overview of the...

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AST210 First Class 8 Sep. 2008 Overview of the Course Web Site : Link at www.astro.uroronto.ca E-Mail : NB use of Blackboard listserve! Prologue: How Science Works – an example.
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• Please make sure you are registered with UTORid, and THEN make sure your *.utoronto.ca e-mail address ois your only e-mail address entered on ROSI !!! • Try NOT to use forwarding from “utoronto.ca”. The free sevices often are slow or refuse to accept forwarded e-mail from “utoronto”. • If you do NOT have you “utoronto.ca” address on ROSI, Blackboard sees you as [email protected] and emails from the course to you go into a black hole instead! • Make sure your clicker is registered as per instructions. • Please go to the Web page frequently. A password will eventually be required.
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The Story of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 In 1993, a strange comet was discovered near Jupiter:
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Usually, comets look like this, wth a single nucleus and one or more tails coming from the head.
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The new comet was conjectured to have been tidally disrupted by the intense gravity of Jupiter
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Furthermore, it was soon calculated to be headed for a crash!
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We were able to predict the time, location and energy of the impacts of the S-L 9 fragments a year beforehand.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course AST 210 taught by Professor Prof.stefanmochnacki during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto.

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