Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

G 446 Meteorites

A course examining meteorites and the information they provide about the birth and evolution of the solar system. Topics include asteroids and asteroidal heat sources, the solar nebula, early solar system chronology, pre-solar grains, abiotic synthesis of organic matter, differentiation, impacts and collisional processes, and meteorites from Mars. Three lectures. Also offered for graduate-level credit as G 546 and may be taken only once for credit.




Prerequisites: G 201, one year of chemistry.
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