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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.

May 24, 2019

The lectures are engaging and replete with thought provoking material. Professor Brown's in depth knowledge of the field and his passion for planetary science aroused an everlasting curiosity.

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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 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.

By Daniel G d O

Jun 3, 2020

This course is amazing.

By Sergio G C

May 4, 2018

Awesome and challenging

By Winston A W

Aug 6, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Chris F

Jul 21, 2016

Absolutely fantastic

By Egor Y

Mar 8, 2017

Outstanding course!

By Héctor L R

Aug 10, 2020


By Tara V

Aug 2, 2020

Great overview.

By Erich K

May 13, 2017


By Deleted A

Sep 28, 2020

I love CalTech


Oct 3, 2020

Excellent !!!

By Bruna P C

Apr 27, 2018


By Kousay a

May 4, 2016

The best!

By Rodrigo C

Dec 1, 2017


By gaocen

Dec 31, 2016