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Chapter 14 Textbook Definitions

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Department
Astronomy
Course
AS101
Professor
Shohini Ghose
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 14: Comparative Planetology of the Jovian Planets Oblateness – the flattening of a spherical body, usually caused by rotation Liquid Metallic Hydrogen – a form of liquid hydrogen that is a good electrical conductor, inferred to exist in the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn Magnetosphere – the volume of space around a planet within the motion of charged particles is dominated by the planetary magnetic field rather than the solar wind Belt-Zone Circulation – the atmospheric circulation typical of Jovian planets in which dark belts and bright zones encircle the planet parallel to its equator Forward Scattering – the optical property of finely divided particles to preferentially direct light in the original direction of the light’s travel Roche Limit – the m
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