AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy
Fall 2003


Chapter 15  Oct. 3-6

  1. What do we know about the solar system that we expect a theory of its origin to explain?

  2. How can we infer the presence of planets orbiting around other stars?

  3. How do the planetary systems we have found around other stars differ from ours?

  4. Summarize the nebular theory of the formation of the solar system.

  5. How does the nebular theory explain the ways in which the Jovian planets differ from the terrestrial planets?

  6. What observations have we made of the regions around young stars that support the nebular theory of the formation of planetary systems?

7 October 2003
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