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Astrogeochemistry: The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond (FYS)
E&ES 142F
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

This course will examine the role that geochemistry plays in our search for life in the Solar System as well as exoplanetary systems. We will examine the habitability of different environments on different bodies (Venus, Mars, Europa, Enceladus), and compare them to the environments of the ancient and modern Earth. We will consider what would constitute geochemical evidence of life in these different systems, and how this can aid us to interpret chemical signals from exoplanets. We will also critically evaluate past and recent claims of extraterrestrial life.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-18-2024
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