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About the Course

Learn about the science behind the current exploration of the solar system in this free class. Use principles from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology to understand the latest from Mars, comprehend the outer solar system, ponder planets outside our solar system, and search for habitability in our neighborhood and beyond. This course is generally taught at an advanced level assuming a prior knowledge of undergraduate math and physics, but the majority of the concepts and lectures can be understood without these prerequisites. The quizzes and final exam are designed to make you think critically about the material you have learned rather than to simply make you memorize facts. The class is expected to be challenging but rewarding....

Top reviews


Mar 3, 2020

Learning facilitated by good lecturing, well prepared lectures and excellent quizzes.

Lecturer Mike Brown, enthusiastic about his subject, generous in sharing his knowledge, humorous, and honest.


Nov 28, 2017

Challenging. Amazing. Mind-Blowing.

Space enthusiasts should totally do this course. And yeah, did I say that Mike Brown is the coolest teacher ever. Never a dull moment in the lectures. :)

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By Paul G

Jun 8, 2017

Great course! I learned a ton. Very worthwhile.

By Kostas P

Aug 31, 2022

Excellent tutor and a very interesting subject.

By Fátima C C P

Dec 21, 2016

Shame I didn't get to see the updated lessons..

By Michal D

Aug 25, 2021

Excellent course, lecturer with true passion.

By Eoin P

Jul 9, 2017

simply amazing. The pluto Killer is a genius

By Mark H

Jun 1, 2020

Superb introduction got me looking for more

By Timo R

Jan 27, 2020

Wonderful course with outstanding lecturer!

By Anne S

Jan 2, 2023

Really interesting and really well taught

By Selina M H

Sep 8, 2021

Amazing but need new research to be added

By Richard H

Aug 10, 2016

Very happy with the Mars unit above all.

By Matthew F

Jul 8, 2021

I learned a lot about our solar system.

By John L

May 13, 2018

Really enjoying it. Thank you so much

By Kristina Š

Mar 29, 2016

The best MOOC out of 60 I have passed.

By Marcin K

Jan 16, 2022

Great course! Thank you, Mike Brown!


Jul 12, 2020

thank you for this wonderful course

By Deleted A

Jul 7, 2020

Incredible course! 100% approved.

By arlex b

Aug 24, 2018

por favor traducir al español !!

By Alvaro J P

Nov 29, 2017

Great Course. Thank you a lot!!

By Eric K

Feb 23, 2021

Amazing Content, amazing Prof!

By Ashish S

Jul 10, 2020

best course of the coursera 👍

By Lilly N

Mar 30, 2017

My favorite Coursera class!

By Steve R

May 17, 2016

I don't want it to stop !

By Kaushikk V

Nov 15, 2021

Absolutely splendid !!!

By Remy H

Jun 5, 2017

Really excellent course.

By Marina D

Jan 3, 2017

Very interesting Course.