An Introduction to the Solar System: An Overview

An Introduction to the Solar System: An Overview

An Introduction to the Solar System: An Overview Scale Models A. Sizes of Planets and Sun

Scale Models B. Orbit Sizes Scale Models C. Orbital Inclinations

Common Characteristics of the Planets All revolve eastward Most rotate eastward (save Venus, Uranus, and Pluto) All lie near the ecliptic

Origin of the Solar System A . Nebular Hypothesis m Origin of the Solar System

B . Collision of a star with the Sun Examples of Objects in the Solar System Planets m

m Examples of Objects in the Solar System Moons

m Miranda m

Enceladus Examples of Objects in the Solar System Asteroids Ida and Dactyl

Examples of Objects in the Solar System Comets m

Comet Hyakutake Comet West Examples of Objects in the Solar System

Meteors and Meteorites The Martian Meteorite

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