The Formation and Evolution of the Solar System
by James Schombert
Publisher: University of Oregon 2007
The purpose of this course is to educate you on the basic science behind our exploration of the Solar System so you may make informed choices as future/current voters on issues of our environment and the future of science in this country. This course requires a basic understanding of mathematics.
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by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology
This course discusses the fundamental aspects of atomic and molecular spectra that enable one to infer physical conditions in astronomical, planetary and terrestrial environments from the analysis of their electromagnetic radiation.
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- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Passing by Jupiter in 1979, the Voyager spacecraft have collected an enormous amount of data that may prove to be a keystone in understanding our solar system. This publication provides an early look at the Jovian planetary system ...