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Mars Evolution

EPS 465/565

340 Northrop

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30AM-1:45PM

Professor Carl Agee

Office: 313 Northrop

[email protected]

277-1644


Course Requirements

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, read all assigned material, and participate in discussion of assigned reading.

Undergraduate students will be required to give one oral “review” of an assigned research article.

Graduate students will be required to give two oral “reviews” of assigned research articles.

We will have a short homework assignment about every other week.

All students are required to take the Midterm and Final Exams.

  • Grading:

  • Oral presentations 25%

  • Homework and class participation/discussion 25%

  • Take-home Midterm 25%

  • Take-home Final 25%


First half of course is a “Lecture”

Second half of course a “Seminar”


No Textbook for this course. Powerpoints available at

http://epswww.unm.edu/iom/eps465/

Assigned articles for presentation will also be available for download later in the semester.



Mars Exploration Historical

Pathfinder

Viking


Mars Exploration Current

Spirit

Opportunity


Mars Exploration Future

Deep Drilling

Human Missions


Martian Meteorites

  • In mid-1980s discovery that some meteorites are samples of Mars

  • Evidence from

  • Trapped atmospheric gases

  • Radiometric Ages

~24 Mars Meteorites present in world’s collection

  • 12 “original”

  • Rest new finds, mostly from hot deserts

  • Many kilograms total





Atmosphere and Climate

North Polar Cap Layering

South Polar Cap




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