ASTRO 115 - Introductory Astrobiology: The Search for Life in the Universe
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 101.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Basic high school math and science background.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers one of the most exciting areas of modern astronomy: understanding our own origins and the search for life elsewhere. First, we survey our understanding of life's origin on the Earth. Second, we apply this knowledge by exploring our own solar system and asking what planets or moons could potentially harbor life. Third, we move beyond our star system to outline the search for other planets in the Galaxy, speculate on the existence of life in the Universe, and consider the possibility of start travel sometime in the future.

ASTRO 115 - Introductory Astrobiology: The Search for Life in the Universe
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0321687671
Life in the universe, Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett, Seth Shostak., Publisher: Addison-Wesley 3rd ed.
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