WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2021-2022       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
Exoplanets: Formation, Detection, and Characterization
ASTR 224
Fall 2021 not offered
Crosslisting: ASTR 524

Our ability to place the earth into a cosmic context dramatically improved in the past decades with the discovery of planets around other stars (exoplanets). The study of exoplanets has quickly become a dominant field in astronomy. This course will focus on the fundamentals of exoplanet formation, detection, and characterization (interiors and atmospheres) based on astronomical observables. We will also discuss the assessment of habitability for Earth-like exoplanets and the prospects for the detection of biosignatures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ASTR
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (ASTR155 AND ASTR211)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(CIS)(PSCI-MN)(STS)

Last Updated on MAY-30-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459