112-pp1 - 1 Quiz One (10:10-10:15 AM) GY 112: Earth History...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Quiz One (10:10-10:15 AM) GY 112: Earth History Official Lecture 1: Origins Part 1: The Universe UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Todays Agenda 1. Age and origin of the universe 2. Origin of the solar system (Web Lecture 1) Origins: The Universe Photo credit WMAP Science team, NASA 2 million galaxies Astronomy picture of the day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod) How did it all begin? (and when) Up until a few years ago, scientists estimated that the age of the universe was from 10 Billion years to 20 Billion years old. 2 How did it all begin? (and when) Up until a few years ago, scientists estimated that the age of the universe was from 10 Billion years to 20 Billion years old. Why the wide range..? the means by which distance in space is measured. How did it all begin? (and when) Figure credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF Spectra of different types of stars How did it all begin? (and when) The further a star is away from you, the faster it is moving and the more its light is shifted towards the red end of the...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course GLY 112 taught by Professor Haywick during the Spring '12 term at S. Alabama.

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112-pp1 - 1 Quiz One (10:10-10:15 AM) GY 112: Earth History...

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