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Unformatted text preview: atmospheric windows IV. Solar System membership formation extrasolar planets Terrestrial planets Earth plane tectonics Moon surface, ages, origin atmospheres origin, greenhouse effect Mercury, Venus, Mars surface condition evidence for water giant planets and their satellites Jupiter atmosphere, composition 4 Galilean satellites/terrestriasl Saturn rings, Roche limit, Titan Uranus & Neptune atmosphere Pluto & trans-Neptunian objects dwarf planets No longer a major planet why? V. Interplanetary material Asteroids asteroid belt Comets composition, orbits, tail & nucleus Halleys comet Meteors & meteor showers Role of impacts K-T event Tunguska Comet Shoemaker Levy 9...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course ASTRO 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.
- Spring '08