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Understanding Earth Chapter 9 (selected): EARLY HISTORY OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS (formation of the Earth) Origin of the universe “Big Bang” theory 13.7 Ga Grotzinger • Jordan • Press • Siever
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(and no longer officially deemed a planet) :-(
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Formation of the Solar System
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The Moon – Earth ! s nearest neighbor Oldest known moon rocks 4.47 Ga (how does that compare to the Earth – and why?)
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Development of the Earth ! s Interior
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Impact Craters Meteor (Barringer) Crater, AZ
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Impact Craters
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Creation of the Hydrosphere (& Biosphere)
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Ma = Million annum (years)
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Mars – A small planet with huge features Olympus Mons – volcano 25 km high ! (how does that compare with Earth’s volcanos?)
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Mars – A small planet with huge features Olympus Mons – volcano 25 km high ! Hawaii's Mauna Kea (4.3 km), Mauna Loa (4.2 km) above sea level. Mauna Loa depresses the oceanic crust – total height of magmatic center 17.2 km Canyons much deeper than
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Unformatted text preview: the Grand Canyon Frozen Martian Sea? (not water?) Channel network Evidence of running water Mars the red planet why? Remotely sensed hematite abundance Mars Exploration Rovers Interpretation of depositional environments Crater lake sedimentation? HOW TO MAKE A GOOD GRADE IN GEO 401 Participate in every lecture and lab Scan appropriate sections in textbook before the lecture; read intro lab materials before each lab. Take notes in both lecture and lab; review and organize your notes; ask questions! Complete your assignments on time lab exercises due at the start of the following lab period. Start to review signicantly before each exam (note summary, key terms and concepts at the end of each chapter); download lecture pdfs from Blackboard site. Results of Exam 1 High xx, Average yy...
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2009 for the course GEO 80355 taught by Professor Kyle during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.

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