Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
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AST 150 - (105) Introduction to Planetary Science

Course Units: 1.0
(TBD: Staff) An introduction to the field of planetary science, with an emphasis on a scientific understanding of the Solar System based on physical principles. Topics include formation and evolution of the Solar System; orbits and Kepler’s Laws; physical processes in the Solar System; planetary geology and atmospheres; properties of planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets in the Solar System; planetary habitability; extra solar planets. Prerequisite(s): PHY 110  or PHY 120  or IMP 120  or permission of instructor. Prereq/Corequisite(s): Not open to students who have passed AST 105.



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