RESULTS SHEET 16 Asteroids

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RESULTS SHEET  16 Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors NAME __Marisa Myers ____ DATE __April 19, 2010 ____  PART 1: ASTEROIDS In the table below, fill out the information from the various tabs on the asteroids’  Info Panels . Asteroid # Name Semimajor Axis Eccentricity Orbital Period 1 Ceres 2.766 AU .08001 4.60 Years 2 Pallas 2.773 AU .23049 4.26 Years 3 Juno 2.668 AU .25837 4.36 Years 4 Vesta 2.362 AU .08898 3.63 Years Which asteroid is the largest? Ceres Which asteroid is farthest from the Sun? Pallas Closest to the Sun? Vesta Having watched their orbits, do you think the two asteroids that were your answers to the last two questions will always be correct? Explain your answer. Yes because they are moving in circle and it  doesn’t appear to be switching places. The appear to be moving at the same speed Which asteroid’s orbit is most inclined to the ecliptic plane?Juno The orbits of all these asteroids are between the orbits of the planets _Jupiter_ and _Mars_. Omit Part 2.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course CINS 20093 taught by Professor Cherylnagel during the Spring '10 term at Ivy Tech Community College.

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