Solar wind gives asteroids a tanning

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10


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This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 explains that asteroids become redder the longer they stay out in the sun because of the solar wind. Scientists are using this to try to find our more about our planetary origins.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-12ES) describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU188) The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the universe

(ACSHE191) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Solar System, Planets
File type:
ABC - Science News
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Resource ID: ea2dc640-0bf1-4e6e-9682-f88126cfeaf7