QUIZ #24: Uranus; Pluto
Two questions from class #24 on October 22, 2014
The planet shown below was in this weeks news. Can you determine which planet?
The symmetry of the pictures suggests that one of the planets pole
QUIZ #23: Roche Limit; Saturn; Uranus; Neptune
Five questions from class #21 on October 20, 2014
Based on the following information, how many times fainter would the Sun appear from Saturn than from
QUIZ #22: Jupiter and Hot Jupiters
Four questions from class #21 on October 17, 2014
Answer the following question based on the following information.
If Jupiter is 318x more massive than Earth, why is its surface gravity only 2.6x Earths?
QUIZ #20: Diameter; Atmospheric Escape; Mercurys Seasons and Magnetic
Five questions from class #20 on October 13, 2014
The radius of Earth is ~6 x 106 meters. What is Earths diameter?
1. 1.2 x 106 meters
2. 1.2 x 1012 meters
QUIZ #19: Magnetic Fields; The Superposition Principle; Earths Mass Gain
Four questions from class #19 on October 10, 2014
Do you expect the Moon to have a magnetic field?
2. no (CORRECT)
In general a magnetic field
QUIZ #21: Ice of Mercury; Venus & Mars (Atmospheres & Magnetic Fields?)
Six questions from class #21 on October 15, 2014
Can water ice exist on Mercury?
1. yes (CORRECT)
Based on the above chart, youd expect that Merc
HOMEWORK X Solution
(due at the start of class Monday, September 19)
I encourage you to explore the concept of seasons using the interactive figure (Fig. 2.15, 2.16)
found in the Study Area of Mastering Astronomy. Heres a direct link: