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The Earth and the solar system

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)

Abstract

After reading this chapter you should
  • be able to describe the Solar system

  • understand the motions of the Earth and the planets

  • understand seasonal changes

  • understand the changes in the appearance of the Moon

  • understand eclipses of the Sun and Moon

  • understand that the Moon effects the tides on Earth

  • understand that conditions on the surfaces of other planets differ from those on Earth

  • understand that some comets orbit the Sun in long, thin, elliptical orbits.

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Copyright information

© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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