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University of Toronto - AST 101 Damya Souami, PhD Studying the Solar System What does the solar system look like? Comparative Planetology What are the major features of the Sun and planets? The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Neptune Dwarf Planets Summary Patterns in the Solar System Motion of Large Bodies Two Major Planet Types Notable Exceptions Swarms of Smaller Bodies Summary The Sun & Its Neighbours Lecture 9 Image retrieved from Universetoday.com Damya Souami, PhD University of Toronto - AST 101 Lecture 9 - June 4 th , 2019 1 / 32
University of Toronto - AST 101 Damya Souami, PhD Studying the Solar System What does the solar system look like? Comparative Planetology What are the major features of the Sun and planets? The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Neptune Dwarf Planets Summary Patterns in the Solar System Motion of Large Bodies Two Major Planet Types Notable Exceptions Swarms of Smaller Bodies Summary Now ... Let us explore the Solar System Damya Souami, PhD University of Toronto - AST 101 Lecture 9 - June 4 th , 2019 2 / 32
University of Toronto - AST 101 Damya Souami, PhD Studying the Solar System What does the solar system look like? Studying the Solar System
What are the major features of the Sun and planets? Patterns in the Solar System Motion of Large Bodies Two Major Planet Types Notable Exceptions Swarms of Smaller Bodies Summary
Damya Souami, PhD University of Toronto - AST 101 Lecture 9 - June 4 th , 2019 3 / 32
University of Toronto - AST 101 Damya Souami, PhD Studying the Solar System What does the solar system look like? Comparative Planetology What are the major features of the Sun and planets? The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Neptune Dwarf Planets Summary Patterns in the Solar System Motion of Large Bodies Two Major Planet Types Notable Exceptions Swarms of Smaller Bodies Summary Comparative Planetology: What can we learn by comparing the planets to one another? We can learn more about a world like our Earth by studying it in context with other worlds in the solar system. Stay focused on processes common to multiple worlds instead of individual facts specific to a particular world. Comparing the planets reveals patterns among them. Those patterns provide insights that help us understand our own planet. Damya Souami, PhD University of Toronto - AST 101 Lecture 9 - June 4 th , 2019 4 / 32
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