Astronomy
Term : Summer 2019
Catalog Year : 2018-2019

AST 510 - Exoplanet Science

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Description: This course examines basic principles in planetary atmospheres and interiors as applied to observable properties of extrasolar planets (exoplanets). Detection techniques are reviewed in detail, including radial velocity, astrometry, transit, high-contrast imaging, and microlensing. Special attention is given to the feasibility of the search for Earth-like planets, biosignatures and habitable conditions on exoplanets. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Prerequisite: Admission to Astronomy and Planetary Science PhD