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Title: Exploring the Solar System


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Exploring the Solar System Earth and Planetary
Sciences 365 Dane Smith Hall 233 T-Th 1230-145
PM Professor Carl Agee Office 313
Northrop Office hours T-W-Th 2-3
PM agee_at_unm.edu 505-750-7172 (cell, text)
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Biographical Sketch Carl B. Agee Institute of
Meteoritics Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences University of New Mexico Albuquerque
NM 87131-1126 Tel (505) 277-1644 Email
agee_at_unm.edu Education A.B. in Geology with
High Honors, University of California, Berkeley
(1984) M.A. in Geological Sciences, Columbia
University (1986) M.Phil. in Geological
Sciences, Columbia University (1988) Ph.D. in
Geological Sciences, Columbia University (1988)
Professional Experience 2002-present Director,
Institute of Meteoritics, University of New
Mexico 2002-present Professor, Dept. of Earth
and Planetary Sciences, Univ. of New Mexico
2001-2002 Deputy Director, Space and Life
Sciences Directorate, NASA JSC 2001-2002
Director, ARES Office, NASA JSC 1999-2000
Astromaterials Curator (acting), NASA JSC
1998-2001 Chief Scientist Astromaterials, Office
of the Center Director, NASA JSC 1994-1998 John
L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural
Sciences, Harvard Univ. 1990-1994 Assistant
Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Harvard Univ. 1988-1990 Visiting Scientist,
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Univ. Bayreuth, Germany
Research Origin and evolution of planetary
interiors. High-pressure multi-anvil
techniques applied to problems in experimental
petrology. Magma physics with emphasis on
mobility of silicate and metallic liquids at high
pressure. Experimental trace element
partitioning studies to elucidate the
differentiation of the Earth, Moon, and Mars.
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Course Requirements
Students are expected to attend all lectures and
take the 3 exams.
No Required Text All lectures are in PowerPoint
and are available at http//epswww.unm.edu/iom/cou
rses.html
Grading 3 exams 100
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Solar System Exploration Historical
Viking - Mars
Mars Pathfinder Global Surveyor
Apollo - Moon
Magellan -Venus
Voyager Outer Planets
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Solar System Exploration Current
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Cassini at Saturn
Mars Odyssey Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rovers
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Solar System Exploration Future
Humans Return to The Moon 2018?
Mars Science Laboratory - 2011
Mars Sample Return -2020?
First Humans to Mars 2030?
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Origin of the Solar System
Spiral Galaxy
Star Birth, Orion Nebula
Beta Pictoris
Solar Nebula
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The Sun
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Mercury
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Venus
Soviet Lander Views
Interior Unknown
Aphrodite Terra
Magellan Surface Image
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Earth
Plate Tectonics
Blue Planet
Early Archean
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The Moon
Apollo
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Mars
Olympus Mons Largest Volcano in Solar System
Valles Marineris Largest Canyon Solar System
Frosty Martian Morning
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Meteorites
Martian Stone
Willamette Iron
Thin Section
Tagish Lake, B.C.
Antarctica
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Asteroids
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Comets
Stardust Spacecraft Comet Wild-2
Hale-Bopp
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Giant Planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
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Moons of the Giant Planets
Neptune and Triton
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Extra-Solar Planetary Systems
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