Exploring our Solar System part 2

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Objectives In this lesson we should learn: about the distances involved in space travel about manned and unmanned space flight how very large distances are measured in space
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Outcomes Foundation Paper You should now be able to. . Describe that radio signals take a long time to travel through the Solar System Explain that manned spacecraft need to take food, water and oxygen Know that unmanned spacecraft can withstand conditions that are lethal to humans State that unmanned spacecraft can send back information on: temperature, magnetic field and radiation; gravity, atmosphere and surroundings Higher paper Describe what a light-year is and its use in measuring very large distances Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using unmanned spacecraft to explore the Solar System
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Who wants to go into space?
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What do you think about space travel? It isn’t cheap Are there too many dangers with tonnes of metal floating around above our heads? What should happen to the International Space Station stuck in budget wrangles? What do you think about Virgin Galactic which announced the construction of a $200 million spaceport in 2005 to take tourists into low earth orbit?
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The speed of light is the fastest speed that could EVER be  achieved. The speed of light is 300 000 km per SECOND!! (That’s 186 000 miles per second) Light takes  2 seconds to reach the Earth from the moon - it takes it 8 minutes to reach the Earth from the Sun
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course PHYSICS 104 taught by Professor Richardbeaver during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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