ast106-sch - Astronomy 106 Aliens Class Schedule All class...

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Astronomy 106 Aliens Class Schedule All class listings are approximate as the schedule may shift. Sep. 9 : Aliens – Really? Historical perspective – aliens in popular culture Fermi’s Paradox Sep 16 : The challenges of interstellar travel Scales of the Universe Rockets – how do they work Practical considerations of interstellar travel Sep 23 : How do we know what is out there? Light – what is it? Science in action : spectroscopy Sep 30 : Life - Basic Facts What is Life? What is it made of? What does life need to survive? What could aliens be like? – composition, layout, habitat, future of humanity? Oct 7 : Where do the elements of life come from? Where do organic molecules form? Stellar evolution Content of clouds Planet formation Oct 14 : Development of life on the Earth Development of simple life Oct 21 : Development of life on the Earth Development of complex life Development of intelligence Mass extinctions
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Gerson during the Spring '11 term at University of Michigan.

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