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Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth....
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BiologySolar SystemsMicrobiologyAstrobiology
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Life and Its Origins

What is life and what are the definitions of life? What do we know about the origin of life and what are the current hypotheses for how it originated on the Earth?...
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 132 min), 3 testes
Video10 videos
Introduction17min
History of Astrobiology20min
What is Life?20min
Life on Earth13min
Structure of Life: Building Blocks9min
Structure of LIfe: Cells14min
Origins of Life: Building Blocks11min
Origins of Life: Location11min
Origins of Life: Alternative Chemistries11min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Introduction and History of Astrobiology20min
Life: The Basics40min
Origins of Life40min
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3 horas para concluir

Life on Earth

What was the environment of early Earth like when life first emerged and what do we know about life on the earliest Earth? How did life evolve to cope with survival in extreme environments? What have been the major evolutionary transitions of life on the Earth?...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 82 min), 2 testes
Video7 videos
Conditions on the Early Earth 12min
Evidence of Early Life7min
The Tree of Life9min
Life in Extreme Environments18min
The Rise of Multicellularity13min
The Great Oxidation Event17min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Life on the Early Earth40min
Life Through Time40min
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Habitable Environments Elsewhere in our Solar System?

What are the prospects for life on other planetary bodies in our Solar System and how do we go about searching for it? What conditions are required for a planet to be habitable? ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 71 min), 2 testes
Video7 videos
The Search for Life on Mars10min
Mars as a Location for Life15min
Could We All be Martians?7min
Europa7min
Enceladus6min
Other Icy Bodies14min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
The Habitability of Mars40min
Life and Icy Bodies38min
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The Search for Habitable Exoplanets

How do we search for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars and how would we detect life on them?...
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5 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 2 testes
Video5 videos
Types of Planets8min
Biosignatures of Life in Exoplanet Atmospheres8min
How to Look for Biosignatures6min
Missions to Search for Biosignatures6min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
The Search for Exoplanets40min
Biosignatures on Exoplanets40min
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por ELOct 12th 2015

Very interesting and engaging course. There are longer and more in-depth courses if you want them but if you want a concise overview of astrobiology on your own time, then this course is perfect!

por MDDec 2nd 2017

i have studied phisycs in syria and i have finish it after this great course i am realy thinking in master in astronomy or astrobiology master thank you very much for this amzing course :D

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