Astronomy
Term : Fall 2020
Catalog Year : 2020-2021

AST 501 - Fundamentals Of Planetary Science I

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Description: Physical and chemical processes that are fundamental to the formation and habitability of planetary systems are examined using observations and models of molecular clouds, protoplanetary disks, small solar system bodies, solar system planets, and planets around other stars. Key topics include star and planet formation, protoplanetary disks, reservoirs of small bodies in the solar system, solar system planetary interiors and atmospheres, extra-solar planets, and planetary habitability. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

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