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Solar Systems in the Milky Way
ASTR 104
Spring 2012
Section: 01  

Our Earth is one of several planets in our solar system, and thanks to an exciting two decades of research, we now know our solar system is only one of many in the Milky Way galaxy. This course will focus on the Milky Way as a unit, discussing the galactic life cycle wherein the interstellar medium (ISM) of gas and dust is transformed into stars and planets and back again. The course will also cover the evolution and death of stars, the detection and characterization of planets around other stars, basic physics concepts that are important for astronomy such as light and gravity, and the scientific and observational methods and techniques used by astronomers.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ASTR
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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