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The Solar System. The solar system formed from a a cloud of cold gas and dust called the solar nebula about ________ ___________ years ago. Evidence of countless impacts is found right next door. Inner planets are vastly different than outer planets in terms of sizes, masses, and densities.

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The Solar System


The solar system formed from a a cloud of cold gas and dust called the solar nebula about ________ ___________ years ago


Evidence of countless impacts is found right next door


Inner planets are vastly different than outer planets in terms of sizes, masses, and densities


There is still minor debris left over from the formation of the solar system

Rocky __________ - mostly found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter


There is still minor debris left over from the formation of the solar system

Icy _______ – found in the outer parts of the solar system


____________- orbits the Sun, nearly round shape, not a planet, star or moon


__________________ Disks

New solar systems in formation!


Extra-Solar Planets

  • planets too faint to be detected

  • directly

  • so must detect them indirectly

  • by observing a __________

  • ____________

  • stellar wobble due to __________

  • of the planet

  • 1990s, used _____________ to detect planets

Planets have been detected around other stars!!!


New Earth-like Planet!


First image of an extra-solar planet around a star


Discovery Methods

KEPLER ~ 2009

Nasa’s Space Interferometry Mission

(2011)

Terrestrial Planet

Finder (2014, 2020)


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