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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASTR 150 - Life in the Universe


1 unit(s)
An introduction to the possibility of life beyond Earth is presented from an astronomical point of view. The course reviews stellar and planetary formation and evolution, star properties and planetary atmospheres necessary for a habitable world, possibilities for other life in our Solar system, detection of extrasolar planets, the SETI project, and the Drake equation. Debra Elmegreen.

Prerequisite(s): high school Physics and Calculus.

Open only to freshmen; satisfies the college requirement for a Freshman Writing Seminar.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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