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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We read these articles, and discussed the likelihood of life on the moons mentioned:

  1. Emily Lakdawalla on Titan
  2. Emily Lakdawalla on Enceladus
  3. Ted Stryk on Europa

I handed out the homework: 2009_03_11 HW08 Space Mission (Due 3/17/2010)

You turned in your Planetary Children’s Books

We discussed the dwarf planets – so you should know the basics of them.

We also discussed “Moons of Note” – go to http://www.nineplanets.org/ or your book to check them out.

Moons of Note

  • The Moon
  • Phobos
  • Deimos
  • Io
  • Europa
  • Ganymede
  • Callisto
  • Pan
  • Mimas
  • Enceladus
  • Titan
  • Iapetus
  • Miranda
  • Triton (do not confuse with Titan!)
  • Charon

Life

We discussed ALH84001:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/ALH84001_structures.jpg

http://nmp.nasa.gov/ds2/images/alh84001.gif

http://www.alicesastroinfo.com/2009/12/magnetotactic-bacteria-from-mars/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7j67TABzE

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