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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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Compétences que vous acquerrez

Solar SystemsChemistryGeologyAstrobiology
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Section
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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 1)

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 133 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Lecture 1.01: Early views of Mars11 min
Lecture 1.02: Mars has canals!13 min
Lecture 1.03: Taking the temperature of Mars19 min
Lecture 1.04: Mars DOES have water (in the atmosphere)! 10 min
Lecture 1.05: Heating and composition of the polar caps18 min
Lecture 1.06: Let's fly to Mars 9 min
Lecture 1.07: The first missions to Mars 7 min
Lecture 1.08: Water on earth 9 min
Lecture 1.09: Mariner 9 -- Mars had FLOWING water!17 min
Lecture 1.10: Viking and the start of modern Martian science6 min
Reading1 lecture
Note on the next lecture10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 112 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 2)

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 142 min), 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Lecture 1.12: Outflow channels15 min
Lecture 1.13:Valley Networks9 min
Lecture 1.14: Climate cycles on Mars 16 min
Lecture 1.15: Was early Mars warmer and wetter? 18 min
Lecture 1.16: Atmospheric escape14 min
Lecture 1.17 Martian topography15 min
Lecture 1.18: Gamma ray spectroscopy and subsurface water14 min
Lecture 1.19: Glaciers on Mars!10 min
Lecture 1.20 Origin of low latitude ice 11 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 220 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 3)

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 141 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Lecture 1.22: Thermal spectroscopy and mineral identification14 min
Lecture 1.23: Geology from the Opportunity rover 15 min
Lecture 1.24: Geochemistry from the Opportunity rover 10 min
Lecture 1.25: Introduction to guest lecturers 7 min
Lecture 1.26: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 1 10 min
Lecture 1.27: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 2 17 min
Lecture 1.28: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 1 12 min
lecture 1.29: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 2 18 min
Lecture 1.30: Where was the water on Mars?16 min
Reading1 lecture
Note on the next lectures10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 328 min

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

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 114 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Lecture 2.02: Measuring density 14 min
Lecture 2.03: Using density 7 min
Lecture 2.04: Hydrostatic equilibrium 14 min
Lecture 2.05: Hydrogen equation of state 12 min
Lecture 2.06: Heat transport14 min
Lecture 2.07: Theoretical internal structure 9 min
Lecture 2.08: A core from gravity?6 min
Lecture 2.09: Magnetic fields11 min
Lecture 2.10: The upper atmosphere and the Galileo probe 7 min
Lecture 2.11: Picture models 7 min
Reading1 lecture
Note on the next section10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 416 min
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par 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. :)

par 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.

Enseignant

Mike Brown

Professor
Planetary Astronomy

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