Hamm-Phillip-Lab 8 - become moons The icy one most likely...

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Lab 8 1. Flat plane, ellipses 2. They are usually parabolic; unless they get close to Jupiter then they will make regular returns from then on. 3. The gravitational pull from Jupiter pulled it off its parabolic orbit to where it began a new orbit around Jupiter until it crashed. 4. 4.5 billion years ago. 5. In the disk that formed around the sun particles formed planetessimals and farther from the sun there were more ice based planetessimals that formed. 6. There are two types because it the outer part of the solar system the planets consisted of ice, but the inner planets were all rock and metal. 7. Earth and another planet about the size of Mars collided and the piece that broke off became the moon around Earth. 8. They have mostly all settled in the asteroid belt, but some have been captured and
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Unformatted text preview: become moons. The icy one most likely became comets and the rings are an example of the gravity ripping apart planetessimals because they got too close. 9. Planet type Inside Rock/Metal Condensation Line Between R/M and Frost Line Beyond Frost Line Terrestrial No Yes No Jovian No No Yes None Yes No No 10. Inside the rock/metal condensation line explains itself. Metal and rock condensate within this line so they can’t become solids to make planets. 11. The jovian planets are the planets that consist of ice in them and if they are within the frost lie then that ice will melt and the planet will cease to be a planet....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PHYS 1411 taught by Professor Zhujunli during the Summer '11 term at Richland Community College.

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