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1 ES 492 (H): Planetary Geology Lecture 2: The Earth- Moon System UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Origin of sediment Last time… 1. What is remote sensing 2. Why it’s needed for planetary research 3. Planetary exploration 4. The next generation of spacecraft/remote sensing devices Planetary Exploration Remote Sensing Two views of the planet Venus Today’s Agenda 1. Formation and differentiation of the Earth 2. Formation of the moon (4 hypotheses) 3. Geology of the moon
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2 A photograph from Mars! Astronomy picture of the day (ht p:/ antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod) The Earth-Moon System A photograph from Mars! Astronomy picture of the day (ht p:/ antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod) This is more of a binary planetary system than a planet with a moon The Earth-Moon System The Earth Astronomy picture of the day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod) Age: 4.6 Ga Composition: rock/metal Planet Diameter: 12,756 km Mass: 6x10 24 kg Distance from Sun: 150 million km The Earth Source: ht p:/ www.solarviews.com/cap/earth/earthfg2.htm One of several planetary bodies in the solar system that
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ES 492 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '11 term at S. Alabama.

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