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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESE463
Subject Title Planetary Geosciences


Remote Sensing techniques applicable to planetary geology; applications derived from interaction of electromagnetic radiation (X-ray, gamma-ray, visible, near-IR, mid-IR, radar) with geologic materials. Remote sensing applications formineralogy, petrology and geochemical analyses for terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.

Solar System: major concepts, planets, satellites, asteroids, meteorites and comets; formation and internal differentiation of the planets; general features of Terrestrial and Jovian planets.

Planetary atmospheres; exo- and endogenic processes associated with origin and internal evolution of planets – planetary volcanism, craters, impact cratering processes, elemental composition; mineralogy and petrology; thermal, seismic and magnetic properties, and chronological techniques.

Earth as a reference material; geology and geophysics of terrestrial planets: mars, venus and mercury; comparative planetology of Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn and their satellites; physical properties, composition, mineralogy and petrology of the air less rocky bodies: the Moon and its Terrestrial Analogues, Io, Phobos and Deimos, minor bodies such as asteroids, comets, meteor, meteoroid and meteorites.

Past, present and future planetary exploration missions.

Analyses and Interpretation of data gathered through various missions: identification of surface and morphological features, mineralogy and petrology

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