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1 Introduction    
2 Dust clouds, star formation Discuss chambers (2004)  
3 What is a good question? Material given in class  
4 Stars and disks    
5 Dust accretion Discuss Dominik, et al. (2007)  
6 Accretion signatures, T-Tauri disks, lifetimes, compositions Safronov (1969) introduction  
7 Orderly and runaway growth Discuss Lodders (2003)  
8 Integrated model of the planetary disk    
9 Efforts to model accretion Raymond, et al. (2006)  
10 Differentiation I Discuss Hillgren, et al. (1994)  
11 Differentiation II Discuss Jacobsen (2003) Practice questions due
12 Planetesimals Discuss Hevey and Sanders  
13 Planetesimals: compositions and distributions Discuss Scott (2007)  
14 Effects of the star Discuss Ribas, et al. (2005)  
15 Moons Discuss Canup (2004)  
16     Cancelled
17 Melting from the outside and the inside    
18 Magma ocean processes Discuss Elkins-Tanton (2008)  
19 Exoplanet systems    
20     No class
21 Volatiles Discuss Jewitt, et al. (2007)  
22 Planetary crusts Presentations  
23 Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars — surfaces    
24 Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars — interiors Albarede and Blichert Toft (2007)  
25     No class
26 Habitability and biosignatures Kasting and Catling (2003) Qs and As due
27 Ocean worlds Spiegel, et al. (2008) Review article due
28 Desert worlds    

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