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Outer Planets

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  1. Outer Planets Sept. 23, 2002 To Boldly Go Happy Autumnal Equinox September 23, 2002

  2. Review • Atmospheres • greenhouse effect • Mercury • Venus • Mars • Moon

  3. Things to Look For in To Boldly Go • Incredible distances involved • Planetary/Satellite interiors and atmospheres • composition • chemistry • What the planets and moons tell us about the Solar System • Miranda – differentiation • Io – tidal forces, colors, active volcanoes • Why Uranus tipped over • Rings • how gravity “plays” with the ring system • how the rings stay intact • size • Interactions of scientists, how they solve problems and how they cope with the new and unexpected • How scientists work on new models (theories) to explain new observations