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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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Solar SystemsGeologyChemistryAstrobiology
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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 1)

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Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 133 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Lecture 1.01: Early views of Mars11min
Lecture 1.02: Mars has canals!13min
Lecture 1.03: Taking the temperature of Mars19min
Lecture 1.04: Mars DOES have water (in the atmosphere)! 10min
Lecture 1.05: Heating and composition of the polar caps18min
Lecture 1.06: Let's fly to Mars 9min
Lecture 1.07: The first missions to Mars 7min
Lecture 1.08: Water on earth 9min
Lecture 1.09: Mariner 9 -- Mars had FLOWING water!17min
Lecture 1.10: Viking and the start of modern Martian science6min
Reading1 leituras
Note on the next lecture10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz 112min

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3 horas para concluir

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 2)

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Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 142 min), 1 teste
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.12: Outflow channels15min
Lecture 1.13:Valley Networks9min
Lecture 1.14: Climate cycles on Mars 16min
Lecture 1.15: Was early Mars warmer and wetter? 18min
Lecture 1.16: Atmospheric escape14min
Lecture 1.17 Martian topography15min
Lecture 1.18: Gamma ray spectroscopy and subsurface water14min
Lecture 1.19: Glaciers on Mars!10min
Lecture 1.20 Origin of low latitude ice 11min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz 220min

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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 3)

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Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 141 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.22: Thermal spectroscopy and mineral identification14min
Lecture 1.23: Geology from the Opportunity rover 15min
Lecture 1.24: Geochemistry from the Opportunity rover 10min
Lecture 1.25: Introduction to guest lecturers 7min
Lecture 1.26: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 1 10min
Lecture 1.27: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 2 17min
Lecture 1.28: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 1 12min
lecture 1.29: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 2 18min
Lecture 1.30: Where was the water on Mars?16min
Reading1 leituras
Note on the next lectures10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz 328min

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Unit 2: The insides of giant planets (week 1)

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Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 114 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Lecture 2.02: Measuring density 14min
Lecture 2.03: Using density 7min
Lecture 2.04: Hydrostatic equilibrium 14min
Lecture 2.05: Hydrogen equation of state 12min
Lecture 2.06: Heat transport14min
Lecture 2.07: Theoretical internal structure 9min
Lecture 2.08: A core from gravity?6min
Lecture 2.09: Magnetic fields11min
Lecture 2.10: The upper atmosphere and the Galileo probe 7min
Lecture 2.11: Picture models 7min
Reading1 leituras
Note on the next section10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz 416min
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por GNNov 29th 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. :)

por JADec 7th 2017

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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Mike Brown

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Planetary Astronomy

Sobre Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech's mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society....

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