Planetary science is an emerging interdisciplinary field that devotes to study various celestial bodies
in our solar system.
Solar system explorations helps human beings to understand its origin and evolution history, and advance
technology developments. This course focuses on the latest planetary missions to solar system bodies
(planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets) and their scientific discoveries, especially those from the Chinese
lunar and Martian explorations.
This course will be presented in a lecture-discussion approach, which makes students to learn the frontiers
in planetary science, and establish basis for their further studies.
Final Score = (Attendance + Coursework assignment) * 30% + Final Exam * 70%
The final exam will be an open-book one.