12.601 Essentials of Planetary Science


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Reviews fundamental physical concepts pertaining to the study of the solar system, and highlights recent spacecraft results. Topics include: meteorites, orbital dynamics, asteroids, impact craters, surfaces, atmospheres, atmospheric dynamics, interiors, magnetospheres, rings, comets, formation of the solar system.

This class has 8.03, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.601 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. P. Weiss.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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