Course Hero Logo

homework2 (1).pdf - Astronomy 3019: Homework 2 Due at the...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

Astronomy 3019: Homework 2Due at the beginning of class on Monday, September 30Name(s) and Special Homework ID Number:Instructions:To receive partial/full credit you must show your work or explain your answerthoroughly. Please circle your final answer to each problem if it is a number.1. (8 points) Given that the distance (semi-major axis length) from the Sun to Saturn is 9.54 AU, howoften does an observer at the Sun’s location see the rings of Saturn exactly edge-on?Make sure toexplain how you arrived at your answer.2. Saturn’s moon Titan has the following properties that may be useful for the parts below:R= 2580 km,a= 1.22×106km,M= 1.35×1023kg,T= 94 K (typical surface/atmospheric temperature). We aregoing to explore how these properties relate to the structure of this moon’s atmosphere.(a) (8 points) Calculate the gravitational acceleration at the surface of Titan.(b) (10 points) Show quantitatively whether or not Titan would be able to retain H2O in its atmosphere.

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 4 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
NoProfessor
Tags
Astronomy, Solar System, Atmosphere, Planet, 7 5 cm, 94 K

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture