Comparative Planetology - the Sun rotates counterclockwise...

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Comparative Planetology Studying the similarities among and differences between the planets 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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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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