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Comparative Planetology Studying the similarities among and differences between the planets this includes moons, asteroids, & comets This approach is useful for learning about: the physical processes which shape the planets the origin and history of our Solar System the nature of planetary systems around other stars Solar System Layout Large bodies in the Solar System have orderly motions planets orbit counterclockwise in same plane orbits are almost circular
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Unformatted text preview: the Sun rotates counterclockwise most moons orbit counterclockwise MOST planets rotate in same direction as their orbits around Sun Both Uranus & Pluto are tilted on their sides. Venus rotates “backwards” (i.e. clockwise). Triton orbits Neptune “backwards.” Earth is the only terrestrial planet with a relatively large moon. Planets fall into two main categories Terrestrial (i.e. Earth-like) Jovian (i.e. Jupiter-like or gaseous)...
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