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ASTR 3300 / GEOL 3300: EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE http://jilawww.colorado.edu/~pja/astr3300/ TIME & PLACE:  Tuesday / Thursday 2:00 – 3:15pm Duane G125 INSTRUCTOR:  Phil Armitage TA:  Emily Knowles EMAIL:  [email protected] OFFICE:  JILA tower A909, phone 303 – 492 – 7836. My mailbox is on the 2 nd  floor of the JILA tower, at the JILA reception. AIMS OF THE COURSE:  We do not know whether life – be it relatively simple microbes or the aliens of science fiction – exists elsewhere in the Universe. This class is an introduction to the rapidly developing discipline of  astrobiology –  the scientific study of the possibility of extraterrestrial life. During the semester, we will study a diverse range of scientific problems that, taken together, aim to address the question: is there life on other planets and, if so, how might we find evidence for its existence? In pursuit of this question we will study: The basic features of life on Earth, and speculations as to how life arose. How planets form, how planets can be detected around other stars, and the conditions for planets to be hospitable to life. The possibility of life elsewhere in the Solar System, particularly on Mars.
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  • Spring '08
  • staff
  • Planet, Academic dishonesty, Extraterrestrial life, Extrasolar planet, University of Colorado, academic integrity policy

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