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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Radiation Zone, Noble Gas, Chromosphere

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Thursday, october 22, 2015 chapter 14 from chapter 8: radioactive decay. Big nucleus breaking apart to become more stable-- ssion. Argon is a noble gas
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UCSCASTR 3FortneyWinter

ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Kuiper Belt, Inclined Orbit, Oort Cloud

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Nuclear of a comet: source of material for comet"s tail. Comets eject small particles that follow the comet around in its orbit and cause meteor shower
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UCSCASTR 3FortneyWinter

ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: 30 Foot Fall, Photon, Planetary Science

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Each type of atom has a unique set of energy levels. Each transition corresponds to a unique photon energy, frequency, and wavelength. Each individual
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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Solar Wind, Calcite, Aurora

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A layer of gas that surrounds a planet (usually very thin) Venus has a thicker atmosphere, 100x surface pressure than earth. Mars" atmosphere is 100x t
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UCSCASTR 3FortneyWinter

ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Lunar Mare, Geology Of The Moon, Impact Crater

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What geological processes shaped our moon: lunar maria: smooth, dark lunar maria are less heavily cratered than lunar highlands, maria were made by ood
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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Phase, Umbral Calculus

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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Tidal Acceleration, Galilean Moons, Orbital Resonance

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What are saturn"s rings like: the rings aren"t illuminated by saturn, they are illuminated by the sun because. How do other jovian ring systems compare
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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Giant Planet, Metallic Hydrogen

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Jovian planets are not quite spherical because of their rapid rotation. This is very helpful because we can probe their gravity eld to understand densi
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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Solar Wind, Aurora, Outer Core

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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Celestial Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Top

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All atoms heavier than hydrogen and helium on earth were made in the deep interiors of stars over 4. 5 billion years ago. Sitting atop the surface of t
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ASTR 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Tidal Acceleration, Tidal Locking, Escape Velocity

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Newton"s law of gravitation: f = g x m1 x m2 / d2, mass of one body times mass of another divided by the distance between them. Conversation of energy
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