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ASTR 1101 The Solar System Chpt 6.docx

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Astronomy
Course
ASTR 1101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Chpt 6Comparative PlanetologySolar system layoutPlanet 3 categories Must orbit the sun spherical under its own gravity clear its own orbito8 planetsDwarf planet all the above minus clearing its own orbitoCeries belongs to the asteroid belt so doesnt have its own orbitoPluto shares its orbit And kipper belt objectsoEris the largest dwarf planetTwice as far from the sun that PlutoAsteroid belt btwn mars n JupiterNeptune out is the kipper belt All surrounded by an orrt cloudoSedna only orrt cloud object knownTerrestrial planets venus earth mars mercuryoRocky made of metals everything but hydrogen and helium oHigh densityoSmalloNo ringsfew satellitesoAll have atmospheres but mercury
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