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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

28 minutes to complete

Introduction

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

The Universe is Big!

1 hour to complete
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?

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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Why is Mercury Hot?

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

Snowball Earth

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

Planetary Atmospheres

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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Mercury and Venus

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

Mars

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

The Moon

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 52 min)
3 videos
Craters8m
Tides31m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Small Bodies of the Solar System

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

Kepler’s Law and Search for Extrasolar Planets

1 hour to complete
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

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 45 min)
3 videos
Extrasolar Transits 19m
Exoplanet Zoo 13m

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