UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS2340 - Comets Love Meteorites

GEOS 2340 Comets Love Meteorites (3 semester credit hours) Meteorites are rocks from other bodies in the Solar System, mostly from the Asteroid Belt but also from Mars and the Moon. Some meteorites preserve the earliest record of the material from which the Solar System formed while others reveal how this early material differentiated to form core, mantle, and crust. This course introduces students to the study of meteorites, meteorite impact craters, and the Asteroid Belt. Students will be allowed to examine meteorites themselves. Recommended prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1312 and GEOS 1303. (3-0) S