University of Arizona
Astrobiology: Exploring Other Worlds
University of Arizona

Astrobiology: Exploring Other Worlds

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Chris Impey

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24 hours to complete
3 weeks at 8 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

Students will learn about planet formation by examining our own solar system and how these basic principles apply to exoplanets (planets around other stars).

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9 videos1 reading7 quizzes

Students will learn about how astronomers look for planets around other stars, why it is so difficult to find them, and what we can learn about the properties of planets from each detection method.

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7 videos6 quizzes1 peer review

Students will learn about the features of stars and exoplanets that might promote the development of life outside of Earth.

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7 videos6 quizzes1 peer review

Students will learn about the biological history of Earth, how life can develop and thrive in extreme conditions, and where else in the universe life might exist.

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8 videos7 quizzes

Students will learn about the development of complex organisms on Earth and the biological processes that led to species evolving intelligence.

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7 videos6 quizzes1 peer review

Students will learn about the possibilities of finding intelligence species on other planets, and the challenges of interplanetary and interspecies communication and exploration.

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9 videos14 quizzes1 peer review


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