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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 205: Planetary Astronomy

(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: High school algebra or permission of instructor.
Covers our solar system’s origin and evolution, including Newton’s and Kepler’s Laws, planetary motion, planet characteristics, and detection of extrasolar planets. Investigates planetary and other images and data returned by solar system spacecraft. Considers recent developments in biochemistry and whether or not life could exist on other worlds. Zellner.