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AST 309 The Solar System MWF 12-1 John Lacy RLM 16.332 471-1469 [email protected] Class web page: www.as.utexas.edu -> courses -> AST 309 -> class web page user: AST, pwd: 309 Marty Bitner RLM 16.312, MW 10-11 471-8275 [email protected] Steve Young RLM 9.312, Th 3-5 [email protected]
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Reading for this week Ch. 9, Jupiter Assignment for Wedneday: Describe with one sentence for each the three most important ideas in the chapter, and tell me something that confused you or you want to know more about. Homework due Friday Find information on the web about the various missions currently studying Mars.
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Jupiter image from Galileo spacecraft
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Jupiter’s composition We can determine the composition of Jupiter’s upper atmosphere by measuring the wavelengths of visible and infrared light it reflects and emits. These observations tell us Jupiter consists mostly of H 2 (hydrogen), He (helium), CH 4 (methane), NH 3 (ammonia), and H 2 O (water vapor).
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Infrared spectrum of Jupiter
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course AST 309 taught by Professor Johnlacy during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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