Astronomy

Notes: 6A - Formation of the Solar System

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  • Concepts
    • Nebular Hypothesis - Gravity collapses part of a Nebula
    • Solar Wind / Energy - Heats up the light elements or molecules
    • Frost Line - Boundary for light elements or molecules being a solid or a gas
    • Terrestrial Planets - Rocky Planets formed from leftover heavy elements or molecules
    • Jovian Planets - Gaseous Planets formed from keeping their light elements or molecules
  • Summary Question / Task: Draw, Label and Explain a Diagram of the Solar System with the Frost Line. Explain the differences between the Inner and Outer Planets.