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GEOL189D PO - Meteorites and Solar System Evolution

When Offered: One-time only; fall 2019.
Instructor(s): N. Moore
Credit: 0.5

A seminar style course that examines the origin and formation of meteorites and the clues they provide regarding the birth and evolution of our solar system and terrestrial planetary bodies. Learning will be achieved by a combination of lectures, hands-on lab activities looking at the textures and composition of meteorites, and student-led in class discussions based on readings of relevant peer-reviewed papers. Topics will include meteorite classification, the asteroid-meteorite connection, early solar system formation, the differentiation of meteorites and planetary bodies, and impacts to planetary bodies including Earth, Mars and the Moon. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: GEOL 015 PO , or any version of a GEOL020 course, or permission of instructor.



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