9:22:09 Introduction to the Solar System

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Introduction to the Solar System 22/09/2009 07:36:00 Contents of the Solar System Sun 9 Planets Moons  Asteroids o Rocky mini planets o Mostly in orbit between Mars and Jupiter Comets o Icy o Spend most of time at fringes of Solar System Dust (   meteorites) The orbits of the planets Planets all go around Sun in same direction Terrestrial Planets Smaller size and mass High density Mostly made of rock and metal
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Unformatted text preview: • Solid surface • Few moons and no rings • Closer to the Sun (closer together), with warmer surfaces Jovian Planets • Larger size and mass • Lower density • Made mostly of hydrogen, helium, and hydrogen compounds • No solid surface • Rings and many moons • Farther from the Sun (farther apart), with cool temps at cloud tops 22/09/2009 07:36:00 ← 22/09/2009 07:36:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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