The planets of the Solar System can be divided into two major classes, terrestrial and Jovian planets, but each planet has their own interesting characteristics. With the Stellarium planetarium software, you can get a close up view of the planets and see their features for yourself.
In this part of the project, use a computer simulation to examine the physical characteristics of planets of the Solar System. Please read through the assignment background information and follow the steps listed in the lab assignment instructions. You will be asked to form a hypothesis, state the lab objective, record your measurements and calculations, and answer each of the lab questions.
Click here to download the instruction document for this piece of the project. Follow the instructions contained within and submit your results as this project deliverable.