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19) All four terrestrial planets show evidence of water flowing on their surfaces, either now or inthe distant past.20) Earth’s atmosphere allows the Sun’s infrared radiation in but doesn’t allow much visible lightto escape, resulting in the greenhouse effect.21) From Earth, neither Mercury nor Venus can be seen high in the sky at midnight.22) It is believed that Earth’s magnetic field is the result of motion of the solid inner core withinthe liquid outer core.23) An extreme, possibly runaway, greenhouse effect occurred on Venus, making its planetarysurface the hottest in the Solar System.3 |P a g e
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California State University – Dominguez Hills – Fall 2018SMT 314 – Introduction to Cosmology24) The terrestrial planets have iron cores and rocky outer parts; the iron sank when they wereyoung and molten.25) At any given coastal location on Earth, high tide occurs only once per day, when the Moon isoverhead.26) If we dump much more carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere, Earth might becomesignificantly hotter because of the greenhouse effect.27) Venus’s surface is exceptionally hot primarily because its atmosphere traps x-rays andultraviolet radiation from the Sun.28) Mercury is covered with a fine dust, as is the surface of the Moon.29) All the Jovian planets have atmospheres that are almost entirely hydrogen and helium and thesmall percentage of heavier elements is greater in Uranus and Neptune.30) Some scientists speculate the Jupiter’s moon Europa may be a place where life might exist.31) The existence of Neptune was correctly predicted after astronomers noted that Uranus’sobserved and expected positions in the sky differed.32) Tidal forces from Jupiter heat its large moons Io and Europa, leading to extensive volcanismon Io and icy slush beneath Europa’s surface.33) Jovian planets have rings because there is too much material to have fit into the ball of eachplanet.34) Saturn is colder than Jupiter and has winds that are 4 times slower than the winds of Jupiter.35) On Saturn charged particles interact with the atmosphere near the poles to produce auroras.36) On Uranus chemical reactions are more limited than on Jupiter and Saturn because it iswarmer.

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