Vanderleest Astro 001 Chap 6
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List the planets in order from closest to the sun to farthest away.
The terrestrial planets in our solar system are...
The jovial planets in our solar system are...
When we say the jovian planets contain significant amounts of H compounds we mean all of the following except: methane, ammonia, water, carbon dioxide?
Describe the planetary orbits of our solar system if they were viewed from high above Earth's North Pole.
All the planets orbit counter-clockwise around the sun.
According to modern scientific dating techniques, approximately how old is the solar system?
4.5 Billion Years
How old is the universe?
13.8 Billion Years
What do we mean by the period of heavy bombardment in the context of the history of the solar system?
The first few hundred million years after the planets formed, which is when most impact craters were formed.
How do we know the age of the universe?
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