Meteorite Impacts in Space and Time

Astronomy 117

Usual Description

Enormous amounts of energy are released when meteorites, asteroids, comets, and planets impact one another at “cosmic velocities.” This course examines where and why impacts take place and what happens when they do. Topics include: Did an asteroid impact kill all the dinosaurs? Was our Moon formed by a huge impact? Have impacts transferred Martian microbes to Earth? Could a large impact end human civilization?

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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Astronomy 117 Taught by Bruce Simonson
Astronomy 117 Taught by Bruce Simonson
Astronomy 117 Taught by Bruce Simonson
Astronomy 117 Taught by Bruce Simonson
Astronomy 117 Taught by Bruce Simonson