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The Solar System

L19 EPSc 171A

Survey of the star, planets and satellites of our solar system. Includes results from Apollo manned missions to the Moon and spacecraft missions to the planets and their major satellites. Present ideas about the age, formation, and early history of the sun, Earth, Moon and meteorites.

 


Meteorites

L19 EPSc 571

Classification of meteorites and review of their properties. Implications for planetary compositions and the formation of the solar system. Radiometric dating and the chronology of the solar system. Irradiation effects. Isotopic anomalies and the search for preserved interstellar grains in primitive meteorites.