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  1. Introduction to Earth Science296-102 Class 25: Tour of the Solar System

  2. Geology past the Earth • The principles of geology can be used to study the surfaces of other planets.

  3. Terrestrial planets • Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars • Moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune • Pluto/Charon

  4. Mercury • Mercury has a lunar-like geology. Caloris Basin

  5. Mercury • Mercury is almost tidally locked, like the Moon. Santa Maria Rupes

  6. Venus • Venus’ surface has only been revealed in the past 10 years.

  7. Venus • The surface of Venus is like the surface of hell.

  8. Venus • Venus has a young, basaltic surface.

  9. Mars • Mars has the most Earth-like geology.

  10. Mars • Mars has a thin atmosphere of CO2.

  11. Mars • Familiar geologic features/processes.

  12. Mars • Familiar geologic features/processes.

  13. Mars • Mars’ geologic history was once warmer and wetter than now.

  14. Jupiter • Jupiter’s geologic features are all atmospheric.

  15. Moons of Jupiter • Io is the most active body in the Solar System.

  16. Moons of Jupiter • “All these worlds are yours except Europa…”

  17. Moons of Jupiter • Ganymede and Callisto are two of the larger bodies in the Solar System.

  18. Saturn • Saturn is the furthest out of the historical planets.

  19. Saturn’s moons

  20. Uranus & moons • Uranus orbits the Sun on its side.

  21. Neptune & moons

  22. Pluto/Charon

  23. Minor planetary bodies

  24. Minor planetary bodies