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12.420 Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

Prereq: 12.002 or permission of instructor
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Fall)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units

Advanced applications of physical and chemical principles to the study of the solar system. Topics include terrestrial and giant planets, meteorites, asteroids, comets, Kuiper belt objects, rings, impact craters, interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, geomagnetism, cosmochemistry, remote sensing, formation and evolution of the solar system.

B. P. Weiss

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Subject meets with 12.601