Solar system evolution
Problem set #1 - Solar system
Problem set #2 - Timelines
Problem set #3 - Comets and Meteorites
Problem set #4 - Impact Craters
Problem set #5 - Planet Temperature
Problem set #6 - MoonProblem set #7 - Simulating evolution and Superearths Problem set #8 - Exoplanets Problem Set #9 - Final Vote: Reason(s) for the 'Great Silence'
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Earth Impact Effects Program: A web-based computer program for calculating the regional environmental consequences of a meteoroid impact on Earth, G. S. Collins, J. Melosh and R. A. Marcus
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J. I. Lunine, B. Macintosh, and S. Peale,
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M. J. Holman and others inc, Jason Steffen,
Kepler-9: A system of multiple planets transiting a sun-like star, confirmed by timing variations,
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N. M. Batalha and others inc, Jason Steffen,
Kepler's first rocky planet: Kepler-10b
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N. M. Batalha and others inc, Jason Steffen, Kepler's first rocky planet: Kepler-10b Astrophysical Journal, 729:27, 2011. (pdf)
J. J. Lissauer and others inc, Jason Steffen, A closely packed system of low mass, low density planets transiting Kepler-11, Nature, vol. 470, 33, 2011. (pdf)
D. W. Latham and others inc, Jason Steffen, A first comparison of Kepler planet candidates in single and multiple systems, Astrophysical Journal, 732:L24, 2011. (pdf)
Jason H. Steffen and others, Kepler constraints on planets near hot Jupiters, PNAS, in press, 2012. (pdf)
Nick B. Cowan, D. S. Abbot, and A. Voight, A false positive for ocean glint on exoplanets: The latitude-albedo effect, Astrophysical Letters Journal, in press, 2012. (pdf)
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