PES 105 Asteroids, Meteoroids and Comets

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1/15/12 PES 105 Asteroids, Meteoroids and Comets 1/7 www.uccs.edu/±tchriste/courses/PES105/105lectures/105lecstuff.html PES 105 Fall 2001 PUeYioXV LecWXUe General Astronom\ I Ne[W LecWXUe Lecture Notes: Other Stuff in the Solar S\stem We[W: ChapWeU 10: SecWion 10.1 - 10.4 (bXW oUdeU iV changed) Asteroids HeUe iV a link Wo good infoUmaWion and picWXUeV on AVWeUoidV: hWWp://ZZZ.planeWVcapeV.com/VolaU/eng/aVWeUoid.hWm Link Wo Sk\ and TeleVcope maga]ine'V aVWeUoid page: hWWp://ZZZ.Vk\pXb.com/VighWV/aVWeUoidV/aVWeUoidV.VhWml chXnkV of UockV (planeWiVimalV ?) FigXUe 10.5 VhoZV phoWogUaphV of aVWeUoidV ±Link Wo FigXUe 10.5² geneUall\ Vmall moVW leVV Whan 1 km acUoVV laUgeVW iV aboXW 1000 km acUoVV oYeU 100,000 of Whem WoWal maVV of all aVWeUoidV iV YeU\ Vmall mXch leVV Whan Whe maVV of a planeW compoViWion: VilicaWeV caUbon meWalV moVW locaWed in "aVWeUoid belW" beWZeen MaUV and JXpiWeU Asteroid Belt: FigXUe 10.4 VhoZV a dUaZing of Whe aVWeUoid belW. ±Link Wo FigXUe 10.4²
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1/15/12 PES 105 Asteroids, Meteoroids and Comets 2/7 www.uccs.edu/±tchriste/courses/PES105/105lectures/105lecstuff.html gaps in asteroid belt from orbital resonances inner gap would have objects with orbital period = 1/3 period of Jupiter outer gap would have objects with orbital period = 1/2 period of Jupiter Figure 10.7 shows a graph of the number of asteroids at each distance [Link to Figure 10.7] orbits are not perfect circles (are ellipses) so some asteroids are found in the gaps as the\ pass through
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