35Debris-1 - ©2006 Larry Morsette J r Chippewa Cree Tribe

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Unformatted text preview: ©2006 Larry Morsette J r Chippewa Cree Tribe http://www.rockyboy.org/powwow/News%20Pages/Rez%20Size/Rez%20Size.htm Brightest star In Gemini Eye of Bull Taurus Orion Scorpio Take ASTR 1020 to learn more about these GIANT STARS Three Swarms of Debris 1. Asteroid Belt 2. Kuiper Belt 3. Oort Cloud 100s of thousands of asteroids 100s Near Earth Objects 100s Trojans ± 60° of Jupiter Debris Swarm 1 The Asteroid Belt Eye of Bull Taurus Orion Scorpio Take ASTR 1020 to learn more about these GIANT STARS Three Swarms of Debris 1. Asteroid Belt 2. Kuiper Belt 3. Oort Cloud 100s of thousands of asteroids 100s Near Earth Objects 100s Trojans ± 60° of Jupiter Debris Swarm 1 The Asteroid Belt http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/Animations/Animations.html • Total mass of asteroids ~mass of Moon • "families" of asteroids have similar color, spectra & orbits Which explanation for the belt seems the most plausible?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTR 1010 taught by Professor Bagenal,fr during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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35Debris-1 - ©2006 Larry Morsette J r Chippewa Cree Tribe

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