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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 Halley’s comet Meteors & meteor showers Role of impacts – K-T event Tunguska Comet Shoemaker – Levy 9...
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- Spring '08
- Astronomy, Planet, Copernicus Tycho Brahe Kepler – Kepler, planets Terrestrial planets, astronomy Geocentric model, ecliptic celestial equator