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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 19: Drake Equation, Interstellar Travel

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Throughout our view of astronomy, we have taken the big picture view of trying to understand how we. Here, at last, we have returned to earth and we ha
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Coronal Mass Ejection, Convection Zone, Radiation Zone

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In this chapter, we have examined our sun, the nearest star. When you look back at this chapter, make sure you understand the following big picture ide
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Radiometric Dating, Planetesimal

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This chapter introduced the major features of our solar system and the current scienti c theory of its formation. As you continue your study of the sol
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Giant Planet, Active Object, Galilean Moons

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In this chapter, we saw that the jovian planets really are a different kind of planet and, indeed, a different kind of planetary system. As you continu
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Terrestrial Planet

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In this chapter we concluded our study of the solar system by focusing on its smallest objects, nding that these objects can have big consequences. In
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 18: Cosmic Microwave Background, Dark Matter, Dim Stars

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We have found that there may be much more to the universe than meets the eye. Dark matter too dim for us to see seems to far outweigh the stars, and a
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Orbital Period, Planetary Migration, Methods Of Detecting Exoplanets

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In this chapter, we have explored one of the newest areas of astronomy-the study of planetary systems beyond our own. It is only a matter of time until
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17: Planck Units, Fundamental Interaction, Observable Universe

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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: White Dwarf, Accretion Disk, Observable Universe

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We have now seen the mind-bending consequences of stellar death. These binary systems produce some of the most spectacular events in the universe, incl
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Local Group, Observable Universe, Cosmic Calendar

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In this rst chapter, we developed a broad overview of our place in the universe. The milky way galaxy, in turn, is one of billions of galaxies in our o
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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Spiral Galaxy, Accretion Disk, Cosmic Distance Ladder

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AY 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Planetary Nebula, Brown Dwarf, White Dwarf

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In this chapter, we have seen how the origin of the elements, rst discussed in chapter 1, is linked to the lives and deaths of stars. As you look back,
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