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ASTR 2030 - Solar System Astronomy

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1710 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1810 , and MATH 1920 . Comprehensive study of the solar system including models of solar and planetary formation. Analysis of the chemical makeup and physical nature of the Sun, planets, moons, and comets using mathematics and the scientific method. Focus on planetary interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, solar-planetary interactions, and solar system evolution. Discussion of spacecraft missions, future solar system exploration, and possibilities of extraterrestrial life.


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