Astronomy_1400_Review_for_Test_3[1] - Astronomy 1400 Review...

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Astronomy 1400 Review for Test 3 Please make sure you Carefully read each chapter Study the “ summary of key concepts ” at the end of each chapter. Know the material we have covered in class . If we have a guest lecturer material from their lecture will be on the test The following is a review of the material discussed in class. All questions can be answered in a few words or sentences. If you need help with a particular question I will be happy to help provided you first make a significant EFFORT to answer the question on your own. Please bring an orange scantron and #2 pencil to the test: it will be 50 questions multiple choice. Know your “R” number!! You will not need a calculator. All of this review may not be on test 3—the extent of coverage will be announced in class. Anything not covered on test 3 will be part of the material covered on the final. Chapter 7 1. Why is comparative planetology useful? 2. What are the major patterns of motion in the solar system? What are the exceptions? 3. What are the characteristics of the two major types of planets? 4. What is the composition of terrestrials? Jovians? 5. How do terrestrials and Jovians compare in density? Mass? Number of Moons? 6. What is the planet with the lowest density? Compare its density to water. 7. Which planets have rings? 8. What planets have we sent spacecrafts to? Orbiters? Landers? 9. We have returned samples from what? 10. What are some major current missions? 11. Which planets have we sent spacecraft to? Which celestial bodies have we returned samples from? Landed on? Orbited? Flown by? 12. What was the first spacecraft launched? When and by whom? 13. Where do we find asteroids and comets? 14. What are asteroids and comets made of? 15. Know the location and characteristics of the Kuiper belt comets and the Oort cloud. Chapter 8 1. What is the nebular theory? What observational evidence is there for it? 2. Why was it important that the initial nebula was rotating? 3. As the nebula falls inward and its radius decreases, explain what happens in terms of conservation of energy and momentum? Why does the nebula heat up as it collapses? 4. How does the nebular theory account for the patterns of motion that we see in the solar system? 5. How does the nebular theory deal with exceptions? 6. The first 100 million years of the solar system’s development is called the period of ______. Why? 7.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ASTR 1400 taught by Professor Holtz during the Fall '07 term at Texas Tech.

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