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Unformatted text preview: baryonic matter is ~5% of ρcrit Basic fundamental particles – leptons, hadrons, baryons, quarks Four fundamental forces – relative strengths and particle carriers – Unification theory Inflation – how does it solve CMB questions? Planets Terrestrial vs. Jovian planets Comets Meteoroids, Asteroids Formation of Solar System – Nebular Theory and Condensation Theory Terrestrial planets – compare interior structure, rotation rates, axis tilts Earth - atmosphere, magnetosphere, ocean tides Moon – cratering, formation Mercury –no atmosphere, craters Venus – thick atmosphere, volcanoes Mars – thin atmosphere, moons, space craft visits, surface features, volcanoes, water Jovian planets – compare interior structure, rotation rates, axis tilts, atmospheres Jupiter’s zones, belts, Great Red Spot Saturn, Uranus, Neptune – atmosphere differences Pluto Kuiper Belt Extrasolar Planets...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course AST 3019 taught by Professor Sarajedini during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08