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Fall 2017 Course Catalog 
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PHYSC 159 - The Solar System

3 credits

A tour of the solar system from the viewpoint of various physical sciences (astronomy, geology, and physics). Students learn about the structure and formation of the solar system, and the varied characteristics of the different  planets and moons that inhabit our solar system. Includes a historical background of the space program, an overview of the current search for extra-solar planets (planets in other solar systems), and a discussion of the possibilities for extra-terrestrial  life within our solar system and the Universe.

Prerequisites: Student must be considered ready for MATH 93 Beginning Algebra