Exploring the Solar System

Module Code: AA2054

Module Tutor: Jason Kirk

Next Run Date: Sep 2025

Module Credits: 20

Our understanding of the Solar System is constantly changing as new results from space research emerge. This module will bring your view of the Solar System up-to-date, using results from recent space missions.

It starts with an overview of space exploration, including the motivation and technology required for past, present and future missions. Then your focus will move to various solid and gaseous bodies in the Solar System. You will compare the bodies with the emphasis on how physical processes affect the different planetary environments.

Recommended Text Book(s)

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System 2nd ednLang, Kenneth R. 2011Cambridge University Press ISBN-10:0521198577ISBN-13:  9780521198578