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Unformatted text preview: 1 Study Sheet for Exam # 2 AST1002 Section 1 Exam is on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Bring #2 pencils with erasers and a calculator. Ch.7: Jovian planets: Basic features – rotation rates, relation of magnetic and rotation axes, relative sizes, composition and inner core structures, atmospheric conditions, names of various NASA missions to explore them. Ch. 8: Jovian moons, rings, KBO’s: Moons: which are the biggest for each planet? Details about the Galilean moons – density, surface, geological activity, etc. Rings – how detected, what are the main features, how are they stabilized, shepherding satellites, Roche limit, etc. Kuiper belt objects – Pluto, names and descriptions of some other KBO objects Ch. 9: Stars and the Sun: Brightness and luminosity, how is the Sun powered? What is the structure of the Sun from the inside to the outside? Why is the Sun stable? Rotation of the Sun, sunspots and cycles Phenomena on the Sun’s surface, spicules, granulation, prominences, corona holes, solar wind,...
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- Spring '12
- Supernova, main sequence, H-R Diagram