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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 51 hours to complete

Suggested: 20 hours of videos and peer assessments...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

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  • Account Managers
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
28 minutes to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings
1 video
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Keep in Touch10m
1 hour to complete

The Universe is Big!

3 videos (Total 36 min)
3 videos
Planets, Stars and the Milky Way11m
From Galaxies to the Big Bang7m
29 minutes to complete

What is Life?

3 videos (Total 29 min)
3 videos
The Main Components10m
How Do We Know it When We See it?7m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Why is Mercury Hot?

3 videos (Total 43 min)
3 videos
Energy Conservation and the Temperature of Planets11m
Habitable Zone and Goldilocks16m
1 hour to complete

Snowball Earth

3 videos (Total 44 min)
3 videos
Feedbacks and Stability10m
Snowball Earth17m
1 hour to complete

Planetary Atmospheres

3 videos (Total 33 min)
3 videos
Kinetic Theory11m
Hydrostatic Equilibrium12m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Mercury and Venus

4 videos (Total 71 min)
4 videos
Magnetic Fields12m
Venus17m
Interview with Sean Solomon27m
1 hour to complete

Mars

3 videos (Total 41 min)
3 videos
Mars and Water13m
Our Past and Our Future?12m
3 hours to complete

The Moon

3 videos (Total 52 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Craters8m
Tides31m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Small Bodies of the Solar System

3 videos (Total 46 min)
3 videos
Solar System Moons14m
Saturn16m
1 hour to complete

Kepler’s Law and Search for Extrasolar Planets

5 videos (Total 87 min)
5 videos
Kepler’s Laws and Search for Extrasolar Planets Part II11m
Kepler’s Laws and Search for Extrasolar Planets Part III15m
Interview with Debra Fischer30m
Interview with Freeman Dyson21m
1 hour to complete

Kepler and Transits

3 videos (Total 45 min)
3 videos
Extrasolar Transits 19m
Exoplanet Zoo 13m
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Top reviews from Imagining Other Earths

By REAug 31st 2015

This was a very interesting class taught in such a manner that an undergraduate student majoring in any area would find interesting and educational, their is very much to learn for anyone

By CNJan 26th 2016

The best course ever.! it really has the scientific detail that you do not find anywhere else in a clear simple and didactic way. The instructor is an amazing educator.

Instructor

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David Spergel

Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair
Department of Astrophysics

About Princeton University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

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