1st Assignment (problems 4-8)
September 13, 2016
4) The star patterns in the evening sky changes with the seasons because of the two motions of
the Earth. The first motion is the Earth rotating around its own axis and the sec
1) The presence of the planets affect the comets orbit because the planets mass and gravitational
pull may cause the comet to have a larger orbit elliptical and a larger more eccentric orbit. This
idea that the planets will have an immediate effect is als
2nd Assignment (Questions 1,3,4,7 and 9)
1) A. Mars and Jupiter can NEVER be observed from Earth at New Phase.
B. Venus and Mercury can be observed from earth at Quarter phase.
C. Mercury and Venus can be observed from Ea
The nighttime side of Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, is the coldest surface of any terrestrial
Assignment 5 questions 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
1) The Earth has some craters, they are just rarer. The majority of meteors coming
towards us disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere (something the moon doesn't have),
and the craters that are creat
Determining the Velocity of a Comet Lab
Purpose: The purpose of this exercise is to use two photographs of a comet, taken a short
interval apart, to determine the velocity of the comet.
Experimental Methods First, we use figures 23-1a