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A look at the Terr. Planets

A look at the Terr. Planets

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    • 1. PH1600: Introductory AstronomyLecture 6: Mercury, Venus, & Mars What is this?
    • 2. Introductory AstronomyThe Terrestrial Planets:Mercury, Venus, & MarsNext Lecture: Earth and Moon
    • 3. Wikipedia entries: Mercury_(planet) Venus Mars Phoenix Lander 3 4
    • 4. Terrestrial Planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, & Mars Mostly composed of rock All in the inner Solar System http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_planets
    • 5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_Solar_System#Inner_Solar_System Orbits of the Terrestrial Planets Text
    • 6. Mercury First rock from the Sun Very hot Little atmosphere Orbits once in 88 Earth days Rotates once in 59 Earth days  3:2 orbital resonance of elliptical orbit Visited by  Mariner 10 in 1974-75  MESSENGER in 2008  Will orbit Mercury in 2011
    • 7. Mercury Over LeedsCredit & Copyright: Tony CookAPOD: 2005 March 7
    • 8. Mercury SpottingCredit: SOHO - EIT Consortium, ESA, NASAAPOD: 2004 June 6
    • 9. A Mercury Transit SequenceCredit & Copyright: Dominique Dierick APOD: 2003 May 27
    • 10. Mercury: A Cratered Inferno Credit: Mariner 10, NASAAPOD: 2004 September 12
    • 11. Southwest MercuryCredit: Mariner 10, NASAAPOD: 2003 February 16
    • 12. Messenger LaunchCredit & Copyright: Ben CooperAPOD: 2004 August 14
    • 13. Mercury in Accentuated ColorCredit: MESSENGER, NASA, JHU APL, CIWAPOD: 2008 March 19 13 14
    • 14. A Spider Shaped Crater on Mercury Credit: MESSENGER, NASA, JHU APL, CIWAPOD: 2008 February 4
    • 15. Mercurys Faults Credit: NASA, JPL, Mariner 10,Copyright Calvin J. Hamilton (LANL) APOD: January 21, 1996
    • 16. Mercurys Caloris BasinCredit: NASA, JPL, Mariner 10APOD: 1996 January 20
    • 17. Venus Second rock from the Sun Size and mass similar to Earth Covered by highly reflective clouds  Mostly Carbon Dioxide Orbits once in 224.7 Earth days Rotates once in 243 Earth days
    • 18. Venus Surface atmosphere hot and dense  Surface temperature: 750 K  Surface pressure: 90 times Earth  Caused by greenhouse effect Landing by Soviet Veneras in 1970s & 1980s Venus Express (ESA) arrived in 2006  Studying clouds
    • 19. A Quadruple Sky Over Great Salt Lake Credit & Copyright: Michael Wilson APOD: 2005 September 13
    • 20. The Belt of Venus over the Valley of the MoonCredit & Copyright: Christine ChurchillAPOD: 2006 July 23
    • 21. Space Station, Venus, SunCredit & Copyright: Tomas Maruska (SAAD) APOD: 2004 July 20
    • 22. A Picturesque Venus TransitCredit & Copyright: David CortnerAPOD: 2004 June 23
    • 23. S is for VenusCredit & Copyright: Tunç TezelAPOD: 2005 January 7
    • 24. Venus Express Arrives at VenusCredit: ESA/MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyAPOD: 2006 July 17
    • 25. Venus: Earths Cloudy TwinCredit: Galileo Spacecraft, JPL, NASA; Copyright: Calvin J. HamiltonAPOD: 2004 May 16
    • 26. Venus UnveiledCredit: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA APOD: 2005 September 3
    • 27. Venus Once Molten SurfaceCredit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASAAPOD: 2005 April 10
    • 28. Atete Corona on VenusCredit: Magellan Spacecraft Team, USGS, NASA APOD: 2002 March 12
    • 29. Lava Flows on VenusCredit: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA APOD: 2004 March 23
    • 30. One Hundred-Kilometer Terrain on VenusCredit: Magellan Spacecraft, USGS, NASAAPOD: 2001 May 7
    • 31. A Venus LandingCredit: Soviet Planetary Exploration Program, NSSDCAPOD: 2003 November 30
    • 32. Venus Express in Venus orbithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Venus_Express_in_orbit.jpg
    • 33. Swirling Clouds Over the South Pole of VenusCredit: ESA/MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyAPOD: 2007 May 1
    • 34. Mars Fourth planet from the Sun Once thought inhabited by Martians making canals Orbits in 687 Earth days Rotates in 24 h 40 m Thin atmosphere  Mostly Carbon Dioxide  Coldest: -140 C; Warmest: 21 C  Surface pressure 1% of Earths
    • 35. Earth Webcam Catches Mars RotationCredit: Howard C. Anderson (Astroshow.com)APOD: 2003 August 26
    • 36. Retrograde MarsCredit & Copyright: Tunc TezelAPOD: 2003 December 16
    • 37. Z is for MarsCredit & Copyright: Tunc Tezel APOD: 2006 April 22
    • 38. Mars Then and NowCredit & Copyright: Tom Ruen, Eugene Antoniadi, Lowell Hess, Roy A. Gallant, HST, NASA APOD: 2003 November 12
    • 39. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Kirks_Soap_Yerkes_Mars.jpg
    • 40. Mars MoonsCredit & Copyright: Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory)APOD: 2003 October 24
    • 41. Phobos: Doomed Moon of MarsCredit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESAAPOD: 2004 November 19
    • 42. Deimos: A Small Martian MoonCredit: Viking Project, JPL, NASA APOD: 2001 September 2
    • 43. Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of MarsCredit: Viking Project, USGS, NASAAPOD: 2006 July 30
    • 44. A Digital Opportunity Rover on MarsCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASARover Model: D. Maas - Synthetic Image: Z. Gorjian et al.APOD: 2005 December 14
    • 45. Earth or Mars? Earth Image Credit & Copyright: Filipe Alves;Mars Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA APOD: 2005 April 12
    • 46. Red Mars from SpiritCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2004 January 7
    • 47. Heat Shield Impact Crater on MarsCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2005 February 9
    • 48. Steep Cliffs on MarsCredit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA APOD: 2005 March 15
    • 49. Unusual Plates on MarsCredit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESAAPOD: 2005 February 28
    • 50. Water Ice in a Martian CraterCredit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA;Image created for and Copyright: NatureAPOD: 2005 July 20
    • 51. A Dust Devil Crater on MarsCredit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2003 December 30
    • 52. A Martian Dust Devil PassesCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2005 April 26
    • 53. Global Dust Storms Threaten Mars RoversCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA APOD: 2007 July 25
    • 54. Victoria Crater on Mars Credit: MarsExploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2007 October 22 54
    • 55. Inside Victoria Crater on MarsCredit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASAAPOD: 2007 September 17
    • 56. Phoenix Digs for Clues on MarsCredit: Phoenix Mission Team, NASA, JPL-Caltech, U. Arizona, Texas A&M UniversityAPOD: 2008 June 15 56
    • 57. Phoenix and the Snow Queen Credit: KennethKremer, Marco Di Lorenzo, Phoenix Mission,NASA, JPL, UA, Max Planck Inst., AviationWeek and Space TechnologyAPOD: 2008 June 12 57 58
    • 58. A Face On MarsCredit: The Viking Project, NASAAPOD: 1998 April 6
    • 59. Mars Express Close-Up of the Face on MarsAPOD: 2006 September 25

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