Study Guide AST 109 Final Spring 20110

5 it cannot be measured because uranus has no surface

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Unformatted text preview: Jupiter's surface provides a power source for geological activity. 3. Tidal friction as a result of being so close Jupiter heats their interiors. 4. Constant collisions with space debris provide a power source for geological activity The density of Saturn is 1. 2. 3. 4. The same as the Earth The same as Jupiter Less than water Similar to rock The rotation of Uranus is peculiar compared to Jupiter in that 1. it is much faster than is typical for Jovian planets. 2. the axis is nearly parallel to the plane of its orbit. 3. the equator rotates much faster than the poles. 4. it is much slower than is typical for Jovian planets. 5. it cannot be measured because Uranus has no surface features. Uranus and Neptune appear blue because 1. their atmospheres absorb red light very efficiently. 2. the wind speeds are very high and show a strong blue shift. 3. their surfaces are covered with water and their clouds are very thin. 4. their atmospheres absorb blue light very efficiently. 5. both of them have very small masses for Jovian planets The Great Dark Spot is 1. the name of Uranus'...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2012 for the course AST 109 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '12 term at Nevada.

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