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Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth....
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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?...
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10 個視頻(共 132 分鐘), 3 個測驗
Video10 個視頻
Welcome1分鐘
Introduction17分鐘
History of Astrobiology20分鐘
What is Life?20分鐘
Life on Earth13分鐘
Structure of Life: Building Blocks9分鐘
Structure of LIfe: Cells14分鐘
Origins of Life: Building Blocks11分鐘
Origins of Life: Location11分鐘
Origins of Life: Alternative Chemistries11分鐘
Quiz3 個練習
Introduction and History of Astrobiology20分鐘
Life: The Basics40分鐘
Origins of Life40分鐘
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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?...
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7 個視頻(共 82 分鐘), 2 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
Conditions on the Early Earth 12分鐘
Evidence of Early Life7分鐘
The Tree of Life9分鐘
Life in Extreme Environments18分鐘
The Rise of Multicellularity13分鐘
The Great Oxidation Event17分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Life on the Early Earth40分鐘
Life Through Time40分鐘
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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? ...
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7 個視頻(共 71 分鐘), 2 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
The Search for Life on Mars10分鐘
Mars as a Location for Life15分鐘
Could We All be Martians?7分鐘
Europa7分鐘
Enceladus6分鐘
Other Icy Bodies14分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
The Habitability of Mars40分鐘
Life and Icy Bodies38分鐘
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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 個視頻(共 36 分鐘), 2 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Methods6分鐘
Types of Planets8分鐘
Biosignatures of Life in Exoplanet Atmospheres8分鐘
How to Look for Biosignatures6分鐘
Missions to Search for Biosignatures6分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
The Search for Exoplanets40分鐘
Biosignatures on Exoplanets40分鐘
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創建者 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!

創建者 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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