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The Science of the Solar System

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Course Description

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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This course is offered by Caltech on the Coursera platform.
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Also, Mike Brown's free 'The Science of the Solar System' course on Coursera is excellent. Highly recommended.
Excellent suggestion!
I thought "The science of the solar system" by Mike Brown was an excellent introduction.

I second this, one of the best courses I attended on coursera.
"Science of the Solar System" by Michael Brown is a great introduction to the topic. It has a 4.9 star rating :-) - i think it's still free, right?

Unit 1: Water on Mars - 3 weeks

Unit 2: The insides of giant planets - 2 weeks

Unit 3: Big questions from small bodies - 2 weeks

Unit 4: Life in the solar system - 2 weeks

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