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Approx. 35 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Planets in the Solar System and Beyond

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 132 min)
9 videos
Introduction to Week 1 - Planets in the Solar System and Beyond3m
Exoplanets21m
Planet Formation19m
Planets and Moons16m
Our Solar System13m
Hot Jupiters and Planet Migration17m
Water Worlds18m
Census of Exoplanets in the Milky Way19m
7 practice exercises
Exoplanets15m
Planet Formation10m
Planets and Moons10m
Our Solar System10m
Hot Jupiters and Planet Migration10m
Water Worlds10m
Census of Exoplanets in the Milky Way10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Hunting for Exoplanets

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 76 min)
7 videos
Gravity and the Doppler shift13m
The Radial Velocity Method15m
The Transit Method12m
Learning from Observations8m
Planet Composition8m
Microlensing, Imaging & Selection Effects16m
6 practice exercises
Gravity and the Doppler shift20m
Radial Velocity Method20m
The Transit Method15m
Learning from Observations10m
Planet Composition15m
Microlensing, Imaging & Selection Effects15m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Habitability

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 96 min)
7 videos
Cosmic Chemistry18m
Essentials of Biological Life17m
Defining the Habitable Zone17m
The Lifetime of Stars14m
Stars & Exoplanets10m
Exoplanet Habitability15m
6 practice exercises
Cosmic Chemistry10m
Essentials of Biological Life20m
Defining the Habitable Zone10m
The Lifetime of Stars15m
Stars & Exoplanets15m
Exoplanet Habitability20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Life

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 107 min)
8 videos
The Early Earth16m
The Atmosphere and Oceans12m
Defining Life17m
Early Life on Earth15m
Life at the Extreme15m
Habitable Moons15m
The Habitability of Mars11m
7 practice exercises
The Early Earth20m
The Atmosphere and Oceans10m
Defining Life20m
Early Life on Earth15m
Life at the Extreme10m
Habitable Moons15m
The Habitability of Mars10m
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Top reviews from Astrobiology: Exploring Other Worlds

By MVMay 30th 2019

Dr Chris Impey did it again. He brought the universe into my home and office and brought me closer to understanding the universe we are all part of.

By ORMar 3rd 2020

Great course! Very informative, detailed explanation, excellent presentation! Possibility to make projects of your own. Inspiring course!

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