Astronomy Notes

Part 4: Earth and Moon

John P. Pratt

The Earth as a Planet

The Earth's Age

The Earth's internal structure

The Earth's interior is like a smelter.

Plate Tectonics


The Earth's Magnetic Field

The Earth's Atmosphere

Coriolis Drift

Impacts on the Earth

The Moon

Physical Characteristics

Surface Features

Tidal Forces

The Origin of the Moon