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Exam 3 Review Stephen Eikenberry 02 December 2010 AST 2037 1
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Exam #3 Review 1 Life on Venus/Mercury Planet properties (esp. atmospheres, temps) Venus + Greenhouse Effects Life in the Giant Planets Planet Properties Moon properties Europa nceladus Enceladus Titan Etc. 2
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Exam #3 Review 2 Habitable Zones Definition (liquid water expected) Causes (star power received luminosity, distance) HZ characteristics versus star type Extrasolar planet searches Radial velocity (basics of technique, what can it tell us) Mass (incl. inclination uncertainty) Eccentricity; velocity amplitude Orbital Period Transits (basics of technique, what can it tell us) 3
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Exam 3 Review - 3 Extrasolar planet populations What kinds of planets and orbits are there? ot upiters Hot Jupiters Giant planets Eccentricity Tidal locking What effects from the searches create biases in the bserved populations? observed populations? Giant planets versus low-mass planets
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