Geology 2205

 

 

Original syllabus: here

Updated course schedule: here

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Online Lectures (= unlisted youtube videos of my in-class slide show lectures; no narration/no audio.  Everything I would say in class is given on the slides.  Take notes as you would in class - large text/outlines are most important.  Make simple sketches, if needed.  Each video automatically goes through each slide.  One can use the settings in the lower right corner of the video window to slow down the pace.  One can pause the video to stare at photos & take notes.  Suggested readings will continue to be updated below.  Links to photos of worlds are still below.)

 

Below is a list of lecture topics for the rest of the course.

 

Asteroids-Vesta-Ceres handout (if you have a printer): here

Finish: Asteroids-Vesta-Ceres lecture: here

 

Jupiter handout (if you have a printer): here

Jupiter: here

 

Jupiter’s moons handout (if you have a printer): here

Jupiter’s moons: here

 

Saturn handout (if you have a printer): here

Saturn: here

 

Saturn’s moons: forthcoming

 

Uranus & its moons: forthcoming

 

Neptune & its moons: forthcoming

 

Pluto & its moons: forthcoming

 

Comets: forthcoming

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Suggested readings

Chapter 1 of Rothery et al. (2018) - An Introduction to the Solar System.

 

Chapter 3 of Rothery et al. (2018) - the volcanoes & volcanism chapter.

 

Chapter 4 of Rothery et al. (2018) - the impacts & sedimentation chapter.

 

p. 25-26 in Chapter 1 & pp. 52-69 in Chapter 2 of Rothery et al. (2018) - this covers distance terminology, Plane of the Ecliptic, the origin of the Solar System, and planetary differentiation.  Chapter 8 also covers the origin of the Solar System, but includes much material not yet covered in lecture.

 

pp. 4-5, 79, 119, 130, 143, 145, 167 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Mercury.

 

Geology of Mercury (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 6-7, 80, 119-120, 150, 163-164, 191 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Venus.

 

Geology of Venus (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 7-8, 33-36, 43-48, 69-77, 96-111, 116-117 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Earth.

 

Geology of Earth (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 8, 60-62, 78, 118-119 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on the Moon.

 

Geology of Moon (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 9-11, 81, 121-123, 155-160, 176, 192, 198-200 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Mars.

 

Geology of Mars (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 257-269 & chapter 9 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on asteroids & meteorites

 

Geology of asteroids & meteorites (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 207-238 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Jupiter.

 

Geology of Jupiter & its 4 large moons (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

 


 

Photo galleries of planets & moons

(will be updated throughout the term)

(for those who are not familiar with flickr, clicking once or twice on the photos in these galleries will allow one to zoom in and look around)

 

Sun

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Mercury photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Gallery of MESSENGER images (NASA)

  Another gallery (Johns Hopkins & NASA)

  Another gallery (Smithsonian)

    [click on the right arrow (>) near the upper

      right of each photo to scroll to the next]

 

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Venus photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Gallery of Magellan images (NASA)

    [= 1 of 5 pages of pictures]

  Another gallery (NASA-JPL)

  Another gallery (NASA-JPL)

    [= 1 of 2 pages of pictures]

  Another gallery (LPI)

 

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Earth photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Earth images (NASA)

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Moon

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Mars

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Asteroid Belt

    Ceres

    Vesta (and here)

    Asteroids

    Meteorites (and here) (and here)

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Jupiter

    Io

    Europa

    Ganymede

    Callisto

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Saturn

    Titan

    Enceladus

    Tethys

    Phoebe

    Hyperion

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Uranus

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Neptune

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Pluto

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Ultima Thule

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Makemake

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Comets

 

 


 

 

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