MIT AST 101 - THE SOLAR SYSTEM (23 pages)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Ast 101 - Planetary Laboratory
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Astronomy 101 The Solar System Tuesday Thursday 2 30 3 45 pm Hasbrouck 20 Tom Burbine tomburbine astro umass edu Course Course Website http blogs umass edu astron101 tburbine Textbook Pathways to Astronomy 2nd Edition by Stephen Schneider and Thomas Arny You also will need a calculator Office Hours Mine Tuesday Thursday 1 15 2 15pm Lederle Graduate Research Tower C 632 Neil Tuesday Thursday 11 am noon Lederle Graduate Research Tower B 619 O Homework We will use Spark https spark oit umass edu webct logonDisplay d owebct Homework will be due approximately twice a week Astronomy Information Astronomy Help Desk Mon Thurs 7 9pm Hasbrouck 205 The Observatory should be open on clear Thursdays Students should check the observatory website at http www astro umass edu orchardhill for updated information There s a map to the observatory on the website Final Monday 12 14 4 00 pm Hasbrouck 20 HW 16 and 17 Due today HW 18 and 19 Due Tuesday Face on Mars http www guidescope net solarsys mars map2 jpg Viking Missions Missions to Mars that landed in 1976 to look for Life Viking 1 July 20 1976 Viking 2 September 3 1976 Red Color The red color of the planet comes from the oxidation of iron minerals in the soil Fe2 is becoming Fe3 Iron is shiny When it loses two electrons by encountering oxygen it becomes black or green When it loses three electrons by encountering oxygen it becomes red Rusting Experiments There were results that were initially positive But results could all be explained through nonbiologic chemistry HW 18 and 19 http www pbs org wgbh nova mars program html http www hulu com watch 23352 nova welcome tomars Any Questions



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