A brief description of the concepts is provided in each box. Many questions utilize charts, diagrams, photographs and data included in the module. In most questions students are expected to reach conclusions based on the figures and data.

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Investigation #3 - Asteroids
  • Comprehensive introduction to asteroids
  • Orbital distance calculations based on Bode’s Law
  • Asteroid orbit question emphasizing Earth orbit crossing asteroids
  • A "modeling" exercise estimating the volume of asteroid material emphasizing quantitative conclusions
  • Comparison of meteorite and asteroid reflectance spectra
  • Analysis of a light curve produced by asteroid rotation
  • Scaling question for impact crater size
  • Gaspra and Phobos comparison question
  • Comparison of visual and IR observations of asteroids
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