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Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Mars Evolution

EPS 465/565

340 Northrop

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

Professor Carl Agee

Office: 313 Northrop

[email protected]

277-1644


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

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%


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

First half of course is a “Lecture”

Second half of course a “Seminar”


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

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 evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Introduction to Mars


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Mars Exploration Historical

Pathfinder

Viking


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Mars Exploration Current

Spirit

Opportunity


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Mars Exploration Future

Deep Drilling

Human Missions


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

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


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Formation and Composition of Mars


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Martian Crust


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Martian Interior


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Atmosphere and Climate

North Polar Cap Layering

South Polar Cap


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Water on Mars


Mars evolution eps 465 565 340 northrop tuesdays thursdays 12 30am 1 45pm professor carl agee

Search for Life


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