4-22-10 - 4/22/10 LANDFORMS & PROCESSES of OTHER PLANETS *...

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4/22/10 ** By comparing what we know about the Earth with the features observed on other planets, we can make guesses as to the origin of these features ** What are the other planets? Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune * Also included are some of the moons of these planets, the Earth's Moon , & the planetary body Pluto GENERALITIES: ** Impact cratering was the dominant process in early history of all planets and planetary bodies (moons, asteroids, etc.) ** 3 types of planets or planetary bodies 1) Small, rocky bodies of silicates and iron, with solid surfaces and cores. May have some sort of atmosphere 2) Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune Large balls of gases, primarily H and He. Lacking any solid surfaces, but cores of silicates, metal, and/or water ice. 3) Planetary Bodies : Pluto & most of the moons of the various planets Ice covering (water, ammonia, or methane). Denser silicate or metal cores
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course GEOG 1113 taught by Professor Hodler during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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4-22-10 - 4/22/10 LANDFORMS & PROCESSES of OTHER PLANETS *...

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