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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.\n\nLecturer Mike Brown, enthusiastic about his subject, generous in sharing his knowledge, humorous, and honest.

Nov 28, 2017

Challenging. Amazing. Mind-Blowing.\n\nSpace 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 Sathish K

Sep 5, 2020

Its very useful for like us who need the dreams on astronomy

By Eddie H

Apr 19, 2020

Great instructor, interesting material. Highly recommended.

By Elif P T

Aug 25, 2020

thanks for the knowledge about solar system that you share

By Fernando T

Nov 26, 2020

Complete, rigorous, and updated course. Really enjoyable.

By Robert J B

Oct 27, 2020

Very informative, great learning, thank you dr Brown

By Nut b

Jun 29, 2016

I really liked it.Interesting and thought provoking.

By Javier R

Jun 11, 2018

Outstanding! Great course and excellent professor

By Paul G

Jun 8, 2017

Great course! I learned a ton. Very worthwhile.

By Fátima C C P

Dec 21, 2016

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

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 Richard H

Aug 10, 2016

Very happy with the Mars unit above all.

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.


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 H

Mar 30, 2017

My favorite Coursera class!

By Steve R

May 17, 2016

I don't want it to stop !

By Remy H

Jun 5, 2017

Really excellent course.

By Marina D

Jan 3, 2017

Very interesting Course.