The Formation and Evolution of the Solar System
by James Schombert
Publisher: University of Oregon 2007
The purpose of this course is to educate you on the basic science behind our exploration of the Solar System so you may make informed choices as future/current voters on issues of our environment and the future of science in this country. This course requires a basic understanding of mathematics.
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