12.602 Asteroids and Small Bodies

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Introduction to the study of asteroids and the ground-based and space-based techniques used to explore them. Topics include asteroid orbital properties, surface structure, physical properties, classifications, as well as their origin, thermal and collisional evolution, and interrelationships with meteorites and comets. Also covers the near-Earth asteroids, the probabilities and consequences of terrestrial collisions, and the possible utilization of asteroids as space resources.

This class has 18.03 as a prerequisite.

12.602 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by .

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

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