Geological Activity Cont

Geological Activity Cont - the larger the planet, the...

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Geological Activity Cont Cooling terrestrial planets Planets cool off through: conduction - heat flowing on the microscopic level convection - heat flowing on the macroscopic level (bulk motions) eruptions - hot lava bursts through crust
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Unformatted text preview: the larger the planet, the longer it takes to cool off! Differentiation: Gravity pulls high-density material to center Lower-density material rises to surface Material ends up separated by density...
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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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