|Spring 2010||Astronomy 110||MWF 9:30 &mdash 10:20|
In addition to the major planets, our solar system contains a variety of asteroids, "dwarf planets", and other rubble. These objects continue to play an important role in the evolution of major planets; they also provide a window on conditions in the early solar system.
"Look here brother / Who you jiving with that Cosmik Debris?"
— Frank Zappa
Please read all subsections of each section below.
|9.1||Asteroids and Meteorites|
|9.3||Pluto: Lone Dog No More|
|9.4||Cosmic Collisions: Small Bodies Versus the Planets|
Joshua E. Barnes
(barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
27 February 2010