ASTC25H3 Astrophysics of Planetary Systems

Overview of planetary astrophysics at a level appropriate for science students. Planets as a by-product of star formation: theory and observations. Protostellar/protoplanetary disks. Planetesimal and planet formation. Solar system versus extrasolar planetary systems. Giant planets, terrestrial planets, dwarf planets and minor bodies in the Solar System: interiors and environments.

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Exclusion: 

( ASTB21H3), ( ASTC22H3), [AST221H and AST222H]

Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences