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GEOL 117 - Meteorite Impacts in Space and Time


Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module
Credits (Range): 1 hours
Attribute: 1NS

Enormous amounts of energy are released when meteorites, asteroids, comets, and planets collide at ‘cosmic velocities.’ Serious collisions create impact craters, which occur in abundance throughout the solar system. Topics will include: Did an asteroid kill all the dinosaurs? Do meteorites from Mars contain evidence of extraterrestrial life? Could a large impact end human civilization? Enrollment Limit: 60.
Instructor: B. Simonson
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with ASTR 117.



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