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Bruce BettsApril 18, 2014

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 10: Trans Neptunian Objects including Pluto, KBOs, Comets

In my tenth class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I explain Transneptunian Objects (TNOs) beginning with the Pluto System and moving outward. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers Transneptunian Objects (TNOs) including the Pluto System, Eris, Kuiper Belt Objects, Comets, and the Oort Cloud, and also covers the solar wind, aurorae, and the heliosphere. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 10: Trans Neptunian Objects including Pluto, KBOs, Comets

Lecture 10 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Transneptunian Objects (TNOs) including the Pluto System, Eris, Kuiper Belt Objects, Comets, and the Oort Cloud, and also covers the solar wind, aurorae, and the heliosphere. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class, I will cover extrasolar planets and the formation of the solar system.

Read more: spectroscopy, dwarf planets beyond Neptune, Pluto, comet Wild 2, Charon, Eris, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, comet Halley, comet Hartley 2, Planetary Society Video, comet Tempel 1, Planetary Society, comet Borrelly, New Horizons, atmospheres, astronomy, Voyager 1 and 2, planetary astronomy, trans-neptunian objects, magnetospheres, comets, history, explaining technology, geology, explaining science, explaining image processing, ice worlds

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