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ASTR 150 - Life in the Universe


1 unit(s)
An introduction to the possibility of life beyond Earth is presented from an astronomical point of view. The course reviews stellar and planetary formation and evolution, star properties and planetary atmospheres necessary for a habitable world, possibilities for other life in our Solar system, detection of extrasolar planets, the SETI project, and the Drake equation.

Prerequisite(s): High school Physics and Calculus.

Open only to first-year students; satisfies the college requirement for a First-Year Writing Seminar.

Not offered in 2023/24.

Course Format: CLS



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