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Unformatted text preview: o only happens at cooler temperatures o may start to happen soon on Jupiter Atmosphere Composition: (from spectroscopy) hydrogen - 88 % helium - 11 % others - < 1 % similar to composition of original cloud that solar system formed from => very little change in atmosphere cloud region is more spread out on Saturn (from weaker gravity) Ciculation from: convection o mainly internal heat rather than Sun rotation see belts and zones as on Jupiter not as much color variation - so harder to see Figure 9.10 shows the belts and zones. [Figure 9.10] History basically the same as Jupiter ! Moons: 18 moons Figure 9.15 shows pictures of some of the moons discussed here. [Link to Figure 9.15] mainly ice all in synchronous orbit [except Hyperion (#16)]...
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.
- Spring '10