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CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Giant Planet, Impact Event, Comet

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8 Sep 2016
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150,000 in catalogs, and probably over a million with diameter >1 kilometer. Small asteroids are more common than large asteroids. All the asteroids in
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Adaptive Optics, Spectroscopy, Spectral Resolution

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8 Sep 2016
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Refraction: the bending of light when it passes from one substance into another. Sun appears distorted at sunset because of how light bends in earth"s
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Adaptive Optics, Hot Jupiter, Semi-Major And Semi-Minor Axes

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8 Sep 2016
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Why is it so challenging to learn about extrasolar (exo) planets. A sun-like star is about a billion times brighter than the light reflected from its p
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Ammonia, Galilean Moons, Planetary Science

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8 Sep 2016
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There are eight major planets with nearly circular orbits. Dwarf planets are smaller than the major planets and some have quite elliptical orbits. The
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Rotational Energy, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Photon Energy

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8 Sep 2016
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White light is made up of all colors at once. Emission, absorption, transmission (transparent objects transmit light while opaque objects block/absorb
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Methane, Ammonium Sulfide, Metallic Hydrogen

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8 Sep 2016
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Jupiter and saturn: mostly h and he gases. Uranus and neptune: mostly hydrogen compounds- water, methane, ammonia some h, he, and rock. Uranus and nept
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CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Solar Neutrino Problem, Thermostat, Convection Zone

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8 Sep 2016
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Gravitational equilibrium: energy supplied by fusion maintains the pressure the balances the inward push of gravity. Energy balance: the rate at which
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Orbital Period, Escape Velocity, Angular Momentum

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8 Sep 2016
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Speed: rate at which an object moves, m/s. Velocity: speed and direction, example: 10 m/s, due east. Acceleration: any change in velocity units of spee
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Radioactive Decay, Solar Rotation, Flattening

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8 Sep 2016
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Several reasonable hypotheses were explored: nebular hypothesis, close encounter hypothesis. Nebular theory: our solar system formed from the gravitati
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Celestial Equator, Constellation, Ecliptic

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8 Sep 2016
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With the naked eye, we can see more than 2000 stars as well as the milky way. Here is a picture of the milky way from a mountain in hawaii. The camera
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BUCAS AS 101Catherine EspaillatFall

CAS AS 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Small Solar System Body, Semi-Major And Semi-Minor Axes, Interstellar Cloud

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8 Sep 2016
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Our sun is a star. star- a large, glowing ball of gas that generates heat and light through nuclear fusion. planet- a moderately large object that orbi
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