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Ganymede Callisto
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Large, cratered “ice ball;” Galilean moon. Largest moon in the solar system.
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Solar Wind Asteroids and Comets
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Leftover planetesimals. Radiation and out flowing matter from the Sun that blew away leftover gases in our solar system.
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Comets Asteroids
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Planetesimals close to the Sun that were mostly rocky and metallic. Planetesimals further from the sun that were mostly icy.
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Oort Clout Asteroid Belt
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Where most asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter Where comets formed among the jovian planets were gravitationally scattered to in very large orbits 10000- 50000AY from the Sun.
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Half-Life Kuiper Belt
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Where many of the comets formed beyond the jovian planets still reside. The time for half the nuclei in a substance to decay.
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Indirect Planet Detection Direct Planet Detection
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Pictures or spectra of the planets themselves. Measurements of stellar properties revealing the effects of orbiting planets.
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Transit Tectonic Features
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lithosphere from convection in the mantle produces. When a planet crosses
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