ASTRON 110 - Exoplanets or return to Course Catalog Search
43612 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||John Johnson|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Fall 2017-2018 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.||Science Ctr 309A (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
A survey of the rapidly-evolving field of the detection and characterization of planets orbiting other stars. Topics includes proto-stellar collapse and star formation; protoplanetary disk structure; models of planet formation; methods of detecting extrasolar planets; composition and physical structure of planets; planetary atmospheres; habitable zones; greenhouse effect; and biosignatures.
Recommended: Astronomy 16.
This course in similar in content to Astro 189. Either Astro 110 or Astro 189 will be offered in 2014-2015.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.