is a device for splitting a beam of radiation into it's component frequencies.
It is delivering them to a screen or detector for detailed study.
Many hot objects emit a CONTINUOUS SPECTRUM of radiation:
This is containing
Thus Jupiter's atmosphere is compressed more than Saturn's.
The clouds are squeezed more closely together.
The colors of Saturn's cloud layers:
as well as the planet's overall butterscotch hue, are due to the same basic cloud
chemistry as on Jupiter.
- What does it mean to say that Mercury has a 3:2 rotation:spin orbit
- b/c there are exactly 3 rotations to 2 revolutions; tidal forces are responsible
- How is Mercurys evolutionary history similar to the Moon.
How is it different
- been geologically ac
the elastic scattering of light or other electromagnetic radiation by particles much
smaller than the wavelength of the light.
5. Greenhouse Effect:
when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere warming up the earth which causes
The moons of Jupiter orbit that planet the way planets would orbit a star
(the same could be said for Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune).
The moons of Jupiter are very small compared to the planet.
This is just as planets are very small compared to the parent s
Is there water on Mars today, in any form?
find no evidence for liquid water anywhere on Mars today.
The amount of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere is tiny.
There is suspicion of permafrost under the soil and possibly a small a
The lowest (bluish) cloud layer is water ice.
Whyhas Jupiter retained most of its original atmosphere?
retained most of its original atmosphere because it has a very high mass
The temperature was not as high as that of the terrestrial planets dur
Why is light referred to as an electromagnetic wave?
Because its energy carried from one place to another without any physical connection.
Electric and magnetic fields, alternate vibrations.
What is a blackbody?
What are the main characteristics of the ra
detected icy jets emerging from geysersnear the moons south pole and a transient water-vapor atmosphere surrounding the
moon, densest around the south pole.
What mystery is associated with Iapetus?
As the strange moon Iapetus orbits Saturn
A hydrogen atom is an atom of the chemical element hydrogen.
The electrically neutral atom:
It contains a single positively-charged proton and a single negatively-charged electron bound to
the nucleus by the Coulomb force.