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ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Energy Economics, Chromosphere, Solar Core
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4232015 3:08:00 PMChapter 10 Our Star 10.1 A Closer Look at the Sun th In the middle of the 19 century, scientists started looking into how the sun shines. It was originally thought that it was composed of burning wood or ...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Planetary System, Earth Mass, Immanuel Kant
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6.1 A Brief Tour of the Solar System The Solar System is vast, but structured. Each planet orbits the sun in the same direction, on the same plane. In relation to the space between them, the planets themselves are tiny. Th...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Orbital Period, Scientific Method, Deferent And Epicycle
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4172015 11:39:00 AMChapter 3 The Science of Astronomy 3.1 The Ancient Roots of Science Everyday observations provide a base for scientific thinking starting at an early age and continuing. In Central Africa, the Sun, Moon,...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Metallic Hydrogen, Liquid Hydrogen, Ammonium Hydrosulfide
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4212015 5:10:00 PMChapter 8 Jovian Planet Systems 8.1 A Different Kind of Planet The Jovian planets include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets are closer to the sun composition wise than the terrestrial pl...

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud
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Chapter 9 Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 9.1 Asteroids and Meteorites Asteroids are rocky pieces that never formed into planets but still orbit the sun. o They are pretty much undet...

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Net Force, Kinetic Energy, Tidal Force
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Chapter 4 Making Sense of the Universe 4.1 Describing Motion Examples from Daily Life Motion is described in three ways: o Speed tells us how fast something will go in a certain amount of time o Velocity tells us speed and...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Outer Core, Volcanism, Basalt
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4202015 11:00:00 PMChapter 7 Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds 7.1 Earth as a Planet Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, and the Moon make up the five terrestrial worlds. Mercury and the Moon are covered in craters, aside from the...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Celestial Pole, International Astronomical Union, Celestial Equator
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Chapter 2 Discovering the Universe for Yourself 2.1 Patterns in the Night Sky A constellation is a region of the night sky and is given clear borders. We use the familiar patterns to help locate them. In 1928 the Internati...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Local Group, Observable Universe, Ecliptic
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1.1 Our Modern View of the Universe Like everything else, we have our own place in the universe. This is our cosmic address. Earth is part of the solar system, which also includes the planets and their moons, comets, aster...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
ASTR 1200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Mass Number, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic Radiation
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4182015 12:02:00 AMChapter 5 Light: The Cosmic Messenger 5.1 Basic Properties of Light and Matter When sunlight passes through a prism, it creates a spectrum Visible Light is only part of the spectrum The entire, complete,...

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ASTR 1200
Duncan
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
ASTR 1000
Ben Brown
ASTR 1020 Chapter Notes - Chapter 22: Cosmic Microwave Background, Observable Universe, Planck Units
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The Birth of the Universe The Big Bang Theory - Everything began as a hot and dense collection of matter and radiation - It was so hot that photons could transform themselves into matter and vice versa. ūĚźł = ...

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ASTR 1020
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ASTR 1020 Chapter Notes - Chapter 21: Galaxy Formation And Evolution, Cosmic Dust, Starburst Galaxy
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Galaxy formation - Hydrogen and helium gas and dark matter filled space almost uniformly, but certain parts were slightly denser than others. - Gravity pulls these denser parts together - Materia...

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ASTR 1020
Webster Cash
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ASTR 1020
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ASTR 1020
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