Mar 02, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ASTR 4510 - Origin of Life: A Cosmic Perspective

To understand the origin of life is a fundamental goal of science. Discussions include evidence for important prebiotic molecules in the clouds from which new planetary systems are born, and compare cosmic and terrestrial sources of such molecules on the primitive Earth. The course is multidisciplinary, covering topics in physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, and biology.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ASTR 2050 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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