Formation of the Solar System
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February 22, 2000


A Spectrum is worth 1000 pictures
Text Figure 5-7: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Textbook Figure 7-5b: Titan reflection geometry

Textbook Figure 7-5a: Titan spectrum

Textbook Figure 7-6: Europa Spectrum

Chemical Compositions of Planets
Textbook Figure in Box 5-4: Periodic table

Textbook Figures 7-7 and 7-8: Jupiter and Mars

Where Heavy Elements Come From

The Solar Nebula
Formation of early solar system

Orion Nebula

Formation of Planets

Phases of Matter
Terrestrial Planets Ended up Rocky

Jovian Planets are Gassy
Textbook Figure 7-3: The Sun and the Planets to Scale

Review of Solar System Formation

Some planetesimals still left
Eros -- check out the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) website

Comet Hale-Bopp optical image

Planets Detected around other Stars