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The Science of the Solar System

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  • Caltech via Coursera
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • 28 hours of effort required
  • 51,038+ already enrolled!
  • 4.8 ★★★★★ (535 Ratings)
  • Skill Level: Mixed
  • Language: English

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.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 1)

WEEK 2

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 2)

WEEK 3

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 3)

WEEK 4

  • 3 hours to complete

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

WEEK 5

  • 3 hours to complete

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

WEEK 6

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 3: Big questions from small bodies (week 1)

WEEK 7

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 3: Big questions from small bodies (week 2)

WEEK 8

  • 2 hours to complete

Unit 4: Life in the solar system (week 1)

WEEK 9

  • 3 hours to complete

Unit 4: Life in the solar system and beyond (week 2)

WEEK 10: Final exam 

  • 2 hours to complete

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