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GEOL1002

Mars: Geology & Exploration

Mars: Geology, Evolution, and Exploration
Mars is an Earth-like planet that holds a fascination for scientists, space explorers, science fiction writers, movie makers, and anyone with a curiosity about the sky. In this course, we will explore what we know about the geology and evolution of Mars from spacecraft missions. Volcanism, tectonics, existence of water, and possible presence of life are some topics that will be covered. We will study the results from the probes currently in orbit and on the surface of Mars. We will also investigate plans for sending humans to Mars and building a base on the red planet. lect./disc.
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
WTR

Sections

Winter 2012

GEOL1002A-W12 Lecture (Coish, Frankel)

Winter 2007

GEOL1002A-W07 Lecture (Coish, Frankel)