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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Cosmic Microwave Background, Black Body, Electromagnetic Spectrum

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24 Oct 2017
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Visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is very small. The scale is logarithmic which means that each tick mark is 10 times the previous. Short
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UTKASTR 151MargieFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Solar System, Meteor Crater, Oort Cloud

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30 Nov 2016
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UTKASTR 151MargieFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: The Moons, Turbulence, Tidal Locking

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30 Nov 2016
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Vocabularies: oblate , dissipate , torus , flatter , bulging , plasma torus , argon . Ma: the gravitational force on a moon is greater the closer it is
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Gas Giant, Kuiper Belt, Outer Planets

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10 Oct 2016
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Bits of asteroids that contain snapshots of solar system formation history. Radioactive dating of meteorites gives us an age of the solar system at abo
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Adaptive Optics, Chicken Wire

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1 Oct 2016
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Atmospheric blurring- seeing due to air movements. Seeing (angular resolution) is typically 1 arc second. Turbulence and eddies in earth"s atmosphere r
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Chromatic Aberration, Curved Mirror, Stray Light

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26 Sep 2016
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Big thing to capture as many photons as possible: focuses light with lenses or mirrors. A detector of some kind is required to analyze or capture that
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UTKASTR 151MargieFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Electric Generator, Geomagnetic Reversal, Solar Wind

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30 Nov 2016
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Calm Air, Sulfur Dioxide, Photodissociation

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19 Oct 2016
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The composition of our atmosphere is not like our expectation of a secondary atmosphere dominated by co2. Earth"s early secondary atmosphere is expecte
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture 19: ASTR 151-Lecture 19

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5 Oct 2016
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Stars= 1 (the sun) 99. 8% of the solar system"s mass. Planets= 8: mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune. Dwarf planets= 5: cere
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UTKASTR 151Dr.Sean LindsayFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Thermometer, Balmer Series, Lyman Series

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23 Sep 2016
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Visible light photons transitions starting or ending at the 1st excited state (n=2) Uv photons transitions starting or ending at the ground state (n=1)
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UTKASTR 151MargieFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Northern Hemisphere, Great Dark Spot, London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art

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30 Nov 2016
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UTKASTR 151MargieFall

ASTR 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Olympus Mons, Hematite, Shield Volcano

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30 Nov 2016
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