Review Sheet for Astronomy 2/23

Final Exam

NOTE: FAll 2004 exam will be given on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 4:00-5:15. Exam will cover everything from lectures dating back to our discussions of the Moon, and going up to Thursday's lecture by Darby. This listis not inteneded to be all-inclusive.
As usual, the best advice I can give you is to study your lecture notes!

  How do we know martian meteorites come from Mars?
  What rock types are present on Mars?
  What are the different lines of evidence that support the presence of surface water on Mars?
  What is the Tharsis Bulge, and why is it significant?
  What is the internal structure of Mars?
  Explain the significance of the South Pole Aiken basin on the Moon, and why we might be sending a mission there soon?
  How di the Moon form, and what are the implications of this origin for the interior structure and composition of the Moon?
  What are the important minerals on the Moon?
  How do we use lunar mineral composition to tell us about the temperature of the magmas from which they crystallized?
  What are typical compositionos of icy satellites?
  In the outer solar system, what is the relationship between orbit (retrograde vs. prograde) and origin of satellites?
  Describe the partsof an active coment, including the size of each part.
  Where do comets originate?
  Compare the composition of Jupiter and Saturn relative to the solar nebula and to the Uranus and Neptune.
  What are the sources of internal heat on Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus?
  Explain why the magnetic field of Jupiter is so much stronger than that of Saturn.
  What is the goal of the STARDUST mission?
  Contrast the differences between giant planet and terrestrial planet atmospheres.
  What are the compositional differences between Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus?
  What gives Neptune and Uranus their blue color, and why?
  What is the composition of ring particles on Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus?
  Why are the rings of the outer planets flat?
  position of rings relative to planet
  How are meteorites transported from parent body to Earth?
  Explain the difference between an iron, a stony iron, and a stone meteorite.
  What is a Widmanstatten pattern?
  What is a SNC?
  Explain the difference between a chondrite and an achondrite
  Explainthe difference between carbonaceous and ordinary chondrites.
  meteorite falls and finds, locations


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Last updated on 12 December, 2004.