In what ways do extra-solar planetary systems differ from our own solar system?
1) All of the systems observed have planets with masses comparable to that of
2) The systems planets have orbits generally much smaller than those of Jupiter and
Olmstead who gave people the most accurate explanation and reason for the sudden
night time light show.
In 1833, the first noted display of the Leonid Meteor Shower was recorded.
During the 4 hours
-before the sun rose to wake up the people of the United
A second way is when the orbit of a passing star happens to deflect a comet into an
extremely eccentric orbit.
In what ways is the Kuiper Belt similar to the asteroid belt?
In what ways do they differ?
Most of the objects within the Kuiper belt are not la
We know now that the Leonid meteors originate in the constellation Leo.
These meteors appear from November 13- November 21. The maximum number of
meteors are estimated to be appear and be visible around
-the 17th and 18th of November where you can observe
It sounds like a horrible plot for a daytime television movie premiere but this is in fact the
plot line of the history of space exploration as we know it.
From 1929 with the debut of Fritz Langes Frau im Mond movie
(as seen to the left, below)
where a sp
The exact space between the planets, even though it is roughly two times the
distance between the planet in front of it, there is no set distance between the
is a theory that describes the development of the solar system as a
If a 10 kilometer meteorite actually struck Earth, the implication would be
immeasurably greater, causing great damage to the Earth and everything in it.
the apparent path of the Sun relative to the stars on the celestial sphere, over the
halo of dust and evaporated gas around the nucleus that is the brightest part of a
Invisible Hydrogen Envelope:
an invisible sheath of gas engulfing the coma of the comet,
-usually distorted by the solar wind and extending across milli
Even if he predicted lobes and not rings (as seen to the right), its a better guess than
anything else on the market at that time.
With Galileos help we not only landed men on the moon, rovers on Mars,
-discovered countless moons and planetary bodies in s
Comets can in fact approach the Sun from any direction due to the fact that they are
affected by the solar winds.
Also asteroids in fact orbit close to the plane of the ecliptic because they are
catapulted by the suns gravity.
List in fact at least six pr