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.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE SCIENCE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed this course, The quizzes really helped me to learn, they made me get to grips with the material presented. I loved the bonus material. Thanks again.
This was a fantastic course pitched at the right level. It was interesting and very informative and has sparked my desire to learn once again.
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.
Excellent Course! Very informative and gives a brief overview of the history of the Solar System and some of the questions driving new and current missions. Thank you.
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