Lecture Notes for GEO 303 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY with Ketcham at Texas (UT)

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Material Type:Note
Subject:Geological Sciences
University:University of Texas - Austin
Term:Fall 2010
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GEO 303 CONDENSED LECTURE NOTES 1-9 Fall 2010 1 Comment: terms below that are printed in boldface are meant to catch your attention, and you will note that most of them are nouns. In science nouns are necessary, but verbs?the processes of the earth?are more important and these will be emphasized in Quiz 1. The quiz will be a mixture of very easy, to a few quite challenging questions. The more difficult questions will ask you to take something you already know and put the pieces of information together to come up with a conclusion. LECTURE 1: ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM Our sun is one of about 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Based on a number of lines of evidence, we believe the sun and its solar system, including Earth, to have originated about 4.5 billion years ago. From telescope observations we infer that the majority of star formation takes place in nebulae, clouds of gas and dust in space. Over time clouds with sufficient density slowly collapse, with ...
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