Physics Of The Solar System

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Final Examination In our solar system we see many characteristics be brought out by the sun and the planets. Five of the main properties that will be discussed are geology, chemical composition of the interior and atmosphere, interior structure, orbital time.speed, and distance from the Sun, and comparative planetology. Planetary geology is the study of the structure, composition, processes, and origin of major and minor planetary bodies in our solar system. The goal is to understand the origin of the features on planetary bodies. Most all large planetary bodies in our solar system have gone through at least some of the stages of accretion. This would include internal heating, differentiation, and surficial and tectonic evolution. Planetary geologists like to study smaller objects such as meteorites or comets because they possess some of the original unaltered material from the original nebular dust cloud. Geologists also study surface sample of bodies like mars and the moon. Craters and giant explosions are also a topic that is widely studied. The density of the planets and study of their features are also studied. Chemical composition of the interior and atmosphere shows us what the planets are made up of on the inside and what their atmospheres consist of. The planets are split into two main groups: the Jovian and the Terrestrial planets. The Terrestrial planets consist of the four smaller and more dense planets closer to the sun. Those planets are Mercury, Venus,

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