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GEOS 3424 - Geology of the Solar System

4 (3-3)

Prerequisite(s): GEOS 1134  or the approval of the instructor. GEOS 3234  is recommended but not required.

This class features comparative geology of the terrestrial (Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Earth) and jovian planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) and their associated moons. The class emphasizes the development of the solar system and how the geological observations we make today inform us of the past. Additional topics include: sedimentary rocks on Mars, impact cratering, volcanism, tectonism, geomorphology, remote sensing, and unmanned space exploration.

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