Lecture 2 - Quote of Day The only thing that interferes...

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Quote of Day “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” (Albert Einstein)
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Brief Overview of Solid Earth
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Universe => contains all the mass and energy Galaxy => collection of stars that rotate or expand around a common axis or point Solar system => one star and numerous planetary bodies that rotate around the star Star => a body that is undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations Planet => a body that is NOT undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations and orbits around a star Moon => a planet-like body that orbits a planet Asteroid / Meteoroid => rock mass moving through the solar system (asteroid is a mini planet and a meteoroid is a really tiny body) Comet => body of frozen gasses and rock dust that orbits the sun Hierarchy of Features
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http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-000933.jpg 60 million light years from Earth Galaxy => collection of stars that rotate or expand around a common axis or point
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Star => a body that is undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations http://www.kansaswindpower.net/Sun%20latest_eit_304_full-6-24.gif flare
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Planet => a body that is NOT undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations and orbits around a star http://dayton.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2003-000006.jpg Montage of photos (planets and several moons) photos taken by Voyager spacecrafts (1980s)
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