1-Cosmic Beginnings

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Unformatted text preview: Announcements Origin of the solar system Galaxies and molecular clouds Solar disk What meteorites tell us Inner versus outer planets Three-part Earth Origin of atmosphere and hydrosphere Chapters 1, 2: Cosmic Beginnings Next lecture: Chapter 3 Announcements Origin of the solar system Galaxies and molecular clouds Solar disk What meteorites tell us Inner versus outer planets Three-part Earth Origin of atmosphere and hydrosphere Chapters 1, 2: Cosmic Beginnings Next lecture: Chapter 3 Galaxy similar to the Milky Way: 200 billion stars! In this picture of the Eagle Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, we can see star birth in action. Each finger-like protrusion from the molecular cloud is a dense cluster of gas and dust that will become a star or solar system. Star swarm, formerly a molecular cloud Announcements Origin of the solar system Galaxies and molecular clouds Solar disk What meteorites tell us Inner versus outer planets Three-part Earth Origin of atmosphere and hydrosphere Chapters 1, 2: Cosmic Beginnings Next lecture: Chapter 3 β...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course GEO geo taught by Professor Long during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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