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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,

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.

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

Read more: spectroscopy, miscellaneous trans-Neptunian objects, Pluto, comet Wild 2, Charon, 136199 Eris (2003 UB313), comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, comet Halley, comet Hartley 2, comet Tempel 1, Planetary Society Video, 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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