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Unformatted text preview: Saturn/Jupiter have similar style interior, rocky cores Uranus, orbits on it’s side, all of it’s moons are named after shakespearean characters Neptune, big blue ball, rocky core. Pluto found in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh Planet X is the next planet being looked for, always. 2003 found UB313, bigger than pluto in our solar system 99.8% is the star (sun!) dust to planetestimals, protoplanets, planets. When things press together they get extremely hot, so the planets closer to the sun are rocky, rocks can exist in heat! Outer planet are also rocky but have other things, ice, etc. .. Eventually they go so large they begin to pull in gas, forming the gassy outer layer. TEMPERATURE = driving factor in solar system formation...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course NATS 102 taught by Professor Coyne during the Fall '08 term at Arizona.
- Fall '08