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Astronomy NotesExam 210/13/11Asteroids:Typically cratered and irregularly shaped (not round).-Galileo probe flew by Gaspra and Ida (Dactyl) (1991 and 1993); Craters!-NEAR probe flew by Mathilde (1997); orbited Eros (2000), landed (2001)oEros is a near-Earth asteroidOrbit brings it close to EarthInverse Square Law:-Like gravity, the intensity of light seen at different distances from a source behaves according to an inverse square law.-This means that I a 1/d^2Compare the intensity of sunlight at Jupiter to EarthJupiter is the largest, most massive planet in our Solar System.
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Fall
Professor
Hayes-Gehrke
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Astronomy, Craters, Solar System, Planet, Mathilde, inverse square law

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