Atmosphere Evolution on Rocky Planets
Compare evolution of atmosphere on Earth, Venus and Mars, and explain differences in current atmospheric conditions on these planets. Describe how the Earth’s atmosphere helped life to originate, survive and develop, and how has life affected the atmosphere over time.
-Essays should be between 1500 and 2000 words. The word limit should include the text, figure captions, footnotes, but not the reference list .You will lose marks for going more than 10% over the 2000 word limit
– Include AT LEAST 10 reference sources in essay.
– similarity less than 8%
-The format of the essay is not specified. You are welcome to include section headings and pictures. However try to ensure that they help to illustrate the argument presented in the essay and are not mere adornment.Your essay should be written for a well informed but non-specialist audience. The style (not the format) used in popular science magazines such as Scientific American or New Scientist would be a suitable guide. Remember, you are not writing for experts, so if you use technical jargon you will need to explain it. Refrain from using formulae, but instead explain concepts in your own words.
-Essays are expected to show evidence of researching the topic beyond the material presented in the course lessons and textbook. The sources you use (websites, journal articles, books) should be referenced. You should consistently use one of the standard reference styles. One style is to number references sequentially in the text and include a numbered list of references at the end of the essay. An alternative is to mark references in the text using author and date e.g (Sagan, 1987) or Drake et al. (1965) and list references at the end of the essay in alphabetical order.
– If you use text from another source make it clear that it is a quote by placing it in quotation marks and giving the reference to the source. However, you should not make excessive use of quotes. The essay should be in your words and present your views on the subject, not just an account of what other have said. Using text from other sources without attribution is plagiarism and is not acceptable.
– Your essay will use the TurnItIn system for submission that includes an automatic test for plagiarism. Your submission will be checked against a large database of material and tested for matches. The database includes all past essays submitted for this course. Make sure that what you submit is your own work and that any material from other sources is placed in quotation marks and the source cited. Copying material from the web (even if you subsequently make edits to it) is considered to be plagiarism and it is unacceptable. Read more on the plagiarism policy
We learnt briefly about experiments that were used to test for microbial life on Mars, these included the ‘Gas Exchange Experiment’, ‘Labelled Release Experiment’, ‘Pyrolitic Release Experiment’ and ‘Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer’ Essay Astronomy
Outline the procedure for these experiments and the findings achieved.
-short essay , each idea in one paragraph
– easy reference style for example: A is…. . B is … 
At the end of essay just need a list with the link to access the original one