Exam 6 Review Sheet

Exam 6 Review Sheet - Astronomy 103 Exam 6 Study...

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Astronomy 103 -- Exam 6 Study Sheet (boldface indicated a worksheet was assigned on this topic, * indicates a priority item) List the general characteristics of the solar system Understand the 3 criteria to be labeled a planet o Note how definition has evolved historically ( Number of Planets ) List the Similarities/Differences of Terrestrial/Jovian planets Understand the Solar Nebula Theory (and how it gives us what we observe in the solar system today) o Understand the condensation sequence and how it governed the formation of terrestrial and Jovian Planets ( LT: Temperature and Formation of our Solar System* ) ExtraSolar Planets – our theory of solar system formation suggests that planets should be common o Early stages of planet formation (dusty disks) are easy to directly observe, fully formed planets are very difficult to observe – we need to look for the effects they have on their host stars o Detection Mechanisms Astrometric detections Photometric (transits) detections
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