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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Radiation Zone, Galactic Year, Neutrino
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The Sun Continued  In sunspots o the temperature is lower than the rest o the sunspot lifetime is 2 revolutions of the sun o some sunspots have flares and they have a temperature of 100 million K...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Fahrenheit, Kuiper Belt, Asteroid Belt
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Pluto  Characteristics o Dwarf planet o Too small o D= 2380km o Kuiper belt Object o One day on pluto is 6 earth days o Double system o Moon  Pluto...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Solar Mass, Oort Cloud
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Sun and Final Recap  Surfaces of the sun o Radiation Zone  Energy in the core that is transmitted outside as electromagnetic radiation  Convection zone is on to...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Solar System, Gas Giant, Terrestrial Planet
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Uranus  Characteristics o Tilt  The tilt happened because of an impact with a rocky planet.  A very unusual feature  1 Uranus...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Atmosphere Of Jupiter, Circumstellar Habitable Zone, Metallic Hydrogen
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Zonal wind pattern Ganymede Aurorae Cloud layers (30 miles thick) North polar region Far north temperate zone Gassier hydroge Far north temperate belt North Liquidier hydrogen North temperate Zone Belt Zone Helium neon rai...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Prentice Hall, Igneous Rock, Outer Core
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(Rigid Ocean (Rigid Crust -100km igrantic (Plastic) Lithosphere basaltic 700km (430m Asthenosphere (Rigid Mantle silicate Mesosphoro materials) 2885 km (1800 ma Earth's Layers Earth's Layers Liquid) Classified by Classifie...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Terrestrial Planet, Prentice Hall
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Mercury • Characteristics o Closest to the sun (0.4 AU) o Highest iron concentration (42%) that is the highest in the solar system o The core might be s...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Martian Soil
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Mars • Air on Mars o 95% carbon dioxide o 5% nitrogen, argon, and oxygen • Characteristics o Is considered a small planet because it is half the siz...

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AST 2003 Lecture 13: Jupiter and Saturn
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Jupiter o Jupiter convection o Jupiter currently has 67 moons and counting. o 4 moons galilee are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Calisto Io Rocky crust D=3630km Active explosive, eruptions, and geysers Sulfur 300 volcanoes Yell...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Solar System
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Astronomy 10.4.2016 We are constantly discovering asteroids Kuiper Belt o Trans Neptunian object belt o Out Solar System o Contains rock o 3050 AU from earth o Pluto is within this belt o Icy asteroids The asteroid belt af...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Moons Of Saturn
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Astronomy Notes 9.29.2016  Astronomy is a relativity young subject with being around 50 years old.  Our solar system o All planets orbit the sun counterclockwise o All lie on the elliptical plane ...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Bell Labs, Big Bang, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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Astronomy Notes 9.27.16  The James Webb telescope is a replacement for the hubble telescope  The hubble telescope o Would be do...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Kfc, Redshift, Electromagnetism
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Astronomy 9.22.2016  Light moves as a particle and then interacts as a wave  Electromagnetic waves  KFC Diagram  Dust and gas o These substances make clouds that are huge, dark, an...

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AST 2003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Triple-Alpha Process, Wavelength, Kfc
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Astronomy Notes 9.20.16  Most of the universe is invisible to our eye. To see the invisible parts, we use a satellite and for the visible light we use telescopes  Most of the UV is absorbed by our atmosphere and...

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