Ch 23: Small Celestial Bodies in the Solar System: Help and Review

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The Small Celestial Bodies in the Solar System: Help and Review chapter of this Intro to Astronomy: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master small celestial bodies in the solar system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of small celestial bodies in the solar system.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding meteoroids, asteroids and other small celestial bodies
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the small celestial bodies in the solar system chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a small celestial bodies in the solar system unit of a standard intro to astronomy course. Topics covered include:

  • The origin and orbits of meteoroids
  • How satellites form in our solar system
  • Tidal forces on Jovian satellites
  • Classifications and characteristics of meteorites
  • Origins and properties of asteroids and comets
  • How 'shooting stars' form
  • Trans-Neptunian objects
  • The solar system's dwarf planets

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: Small Celestial Bodies in the Solar System: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Satellite Formation in Our Solar System

1. Satellite Formation in Our Solar System

Most planets of our solar system have at least one moon, with many having multiple moons. This lesson explores satellite formation, looking at four different ways that planets got their moons.

Tidal Forces & Heat Transfer on Jovian Satellites

2. Tidal Forces & Heat Transfer on Jovian Satellites

Tidal heating is the increase in temperature of a moon due to its tides, and proximity to the planet. Learn how Jovian satellites experience this, as well as orbital resonance and heat transfer as they travel through orbit.

Meteoroids: Origin & Orbits

3. Meteoroids: Origin & Orbits

Meteoroids are simply space debris, typically rock or dust, that are roughly the size of a paper clip. Discover the peculiarities of meteorites, meteor showers and the radiant, comets, and the parent bodies of these space-traveling fragments.

Meteorite Classifications & Characteristics

4. Meteorite Classifications & Characteristics

Meteorites are smaller chunks of meteoroids that make it through the Earth's atmosphere. Learn about the main types of meteorite classifications such as stony meteorites, iron and stony-iron meteorites, and the characteristics of each type.

Asteroids: Origin & Properties

5. Asteroids: Origin & Properties

Asteroids are thought to be material from our early solar system. Explore the history, origins, and orbits of asteroids and learn about the most common non-main belt asteroids.

Comets: Origin & Properties

6. Comets: Origin & Properties

Historically believed to be omens, comets are small celestial objects that orbit the sun alongside the planets. Explore the properties and the likely origins of comets: the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt.

What Are Trans-Neptunian Objects?

7. What Are Trans-Neptunian Objects?

Trans-Neptunian objects are small planetary objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune. Explore the concept of trans-Neptunian objects, looking at how they're found largely in the Kuiper belt, and why they are sometimes called plutinos.

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