18_Asteroids - Questions from last time How did the Moon...

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Questions from last time How did the Moon form? How does the mineralogy of lunar rocks differ from Earth rocks, and why? What is the composition of the ancient lunar crust and when did it form? What is the evidence for a lunar magma ocean? How do mare basalts compare to terrestrial basalts? How old are mare basalts, and why did they stop erupting? What kinds of breccias occur on the Moon, and why are they so prevalent? What is the nature and origin of the lunar regolith?
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Asteroid and Meteorite Connections
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Why did asteroids not accrete to form a planet? How did chondrites form, and how are they classified? How can spectroscopy be used to link asteroids to specific types of meteorites, and how are asteroid classes distributed with respect to distance from the Sun? What are onion shell and rubble pile models, and what evidence suggests that asteroids can be either? What evidence indicates that some asteroids are
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEOL 380 taught by Professor Mcsween during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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18_Asteroids - Questions from last time How did the Moon...

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