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Lecture Notes for ASTR 111 - Introductory Astr:Solar System at George Mason (GMU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Staff
Class:ASTR 111 - Introductory Astr:Solar System
Subject:Astronomy
University:George Mason University
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Keywords:
  • Tidal Force
  • Liquid Metallic Hydrogen
  • Roche Limit
  • Equatorial Regions
  • Comparative Planetology
  • Constellation
  • Polar Regions
  • Temperature
  • Terrestrial
  • Atmospheres
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Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets Chapter Twelve ASTR 111 - 003 Fall 2007 Lecture 11 Nov. 12, 2007 Introducing Astronomy (chap. 1-6) Introduction To Modern Astronomy I: Solar System Planets and Moons (chap. 7-15) Sun and Life: Highlights (Chap. 16 & 28) Ch7: Comparative Planetology I Ch8: Comparative Planetology II Ch9: The Living Earth Ch10: Our Barren Moon Ch11: Mercury, Venus and Mars Ch12: Jupiter and Saturn Ch13: Satellites of Jupiter & Saturn Ch14: Uranus, Neptune and Beyond Ch15: Vagabonds of Solar System Jupiter Data Largest Planet Saturn Data Magnificent Rings Orbital Motion . Best viewed at opposition . Jupiter: orbital period ~12 years, distance 5.2 AU . Jupiter: moves across the zodiac at the rate of one constellation per year . Jupiter: synodic period ~ 13 months; oppositions of Jupiter occur at intervals of about 13 months . Saturn: orbital period ~30 years, distance 9.6 AU . Saturn's op...

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