Geo016 - Exploration of Mars

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Geo016 / Exploration of Mars / (M) 3:00-5:20 / Lincoln Field 105 / Prof. James Head

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Marshall Agnew (02/04/04)

My name is Marshall Agnew. I grew up in the desert outside Santa Fe New Mexico, near an ancient volcano. The land around my house is very interesting from a geological standpoint. The mountains and desert are different from any I have seen anywhere else. In my yard can be found large pieces of obsidian and other products of the nearby volcano. Because of this I grew up with a strong interest in geology and I am strongly considering a geology or geochem major.

Though I would like to be a geologist, I have always been a bit unsure of what I would do in the field. I want to take this class because I think it's a great opportunity to see what geologists do first hand. I don't know much about the planetary geology aspect of the discipline and I look forward to finding out about it. I also really like the idea of being involved in such an exciting time in the exploration of the solar system.

I think the seminar setting will be good because it will help all of us see other perspectives we may not have thought of. I know what I think about geology, but I don't know how other people look at it. If I go on in geology, it will be good to know how other people feel about the subject, especially based on the upcoming Mars missions and their effect our country in the next few years.

I particularly look forward to the parts of the course where we will be involved in interpreting data from the mars rovers and talking to people involved in the project.

I think this coarse will be an excellent intro to planetary science that will encompass more than just the pure science.

 

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