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ASTR 130: Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe: Home

A guide to resources, tools, and tips for completing your final project for Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe.

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Welcome!

In this guide, you will find information about writing your term paper for ASTR 130. The term paper on your star/planetary system, according to the syllabus, will be modeled after a peer-reviewed science paper.

Here are several examples of scientific papers to get you started:

  • Wandel, A. (2020). Bio-habitability and life on planets of M-G-type stars. In Origins: From the Protosun to the First Steps of Life, Proceedings IAU Symposium 345, 2018, ed. B.G. Elmegreen, L. V. Tóth, & M. Güdel. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921319001984
  • Carrillo, A., K. Hawkins, B. P. Bwoler, W. Cochran, and A. Vanderburg. (2020). Know thy star, know thy planet: Chemo-kinematically characterizing TESS targets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491(3), 4365-4381. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3255
  • Murante, G., A. Provenzale, G. Vladilo, G. Taffoni, L. Silva, E. Palazzi, J. von Hardenberg, M. Maris, E. Londero, C. Knapic, and S. Zorba. (2020). Climate bistability of Earth-like planets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492(2), 2638-2650. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3529

Note how the authors have built their papers' sections, how they caption their figures, and how they cite information from outside sources. While you're not working on a paper with astronomical complexity, many of the same organizational principles will apply.

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