Astrobiology- Univ. of Edinburgh- On-Line, Starts Monday

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PostSun Aug 05, 2012 8:16 am » by Seahawk


Starts on Monday- University of Edinburgh.

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

About the Course

Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks wondered if other worlds were habitable. In the coming years this question will be experimentally tested. This course is an introduction to astrobiology. It explores the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere. Astrobiology addresses compelling questions of wide interest such as: How did life originate on the Earth? Is this an inevitable process and is life common across the Universe? Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary science that bridges fields as diverse as astrophysics, biology, geosciences and chemistry.

In this course we will explore what we know about life’s ability to live in extreme environments on the Earth, we will look at different hypotheses for how it originated. We will look at some of the missions to search for life in our own Solar System and on planets orbiting distant stars. We will discuss some of the extreme environments on the Earth that help us understand the limits of life and how life has adapted to cope with extremes. We will explore the possibility of intelligent alien life and some of the implications of its detection. The course will provide a foundation in astrobiology and introduce students to concepts in a diversity of scientific fields.




I dunno. Think they could teach us a few things? Might be fun to check it out.

It's a free course, so..... Link at the bottom- for info.


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Published on Aug 4, 2012 by tytuniversity

Aliens are out there! (Probably) Now, thanks to an online college course from the University of Edinburgh you can aide in the search for extraterrestrials without paying a dollar. We've got details on this course within! John Iadarola, Kim Horcher and Lisa Ferguson discuss on TYT University.

What do you think? Would you be interested in taking a course that teaches you the basics of search for aliens? Is John right? That college classes should try to spice things up to get students interested? Let us know what you think!

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https://www.coursera.org/course/astrobio


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PostSun Aug 05, 2012 8:56 am » by One-23


:cheers: Hawk, course starts Jan 28th 2013, I think it would be cool to study astrobiology. 6 months is a long time to wait though, but it's free :flop:
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PostSun Aug 05, 2012 8:57 am » by *WillEase*


Oh I am SOOOOOO going to take that course...that is IF there is a January 28, 2013! :scary:
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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 11:57 pm » by Seahawk


Just a reminder, if you're interested in taking this free course from The University of Edinburgh. Sign up now, and they will send you reminders prior to the course start date.

You can also preview the course, see an associated video, read about the course and the instructor, get suggested reading material for the course, course syllabus, and FAQ's about the course.

No formal credits are awarded, but certificates are issued. Still, Awesomeness, imo! :wink:

https://www.coursera.org/course/astrobio


You will learn about the search for life beyond the Earth.
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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 12:35 am » by The57ironman


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............quick....get your name on that list........ :peep:


....lol...cool idea , though...


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PostSat Jan 26, 2013 7:45 am » by Seahawk


Starts on Monday.

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

About the Course

Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks wondered if other worlds were habitable. In the coming years this question will be experimentally tested. This course is an introduction to astrobiology. It explores the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere. Astrobiology addresses compelling questions of wide interest such as: How did life originate on the Earth? Is this an inevitable process and is life common across the Universe? Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary science that bridges fields as diverse as astrophysics, biology, geosciences and chemistry.

In this course we will explore what we know about life’s ability to live in extreme environments on the Earth, we will look at different hypotheses for how it originated. We will look at some of the missions to search for life in our own Solar System and on planets orbiting distant stars. We will discuss some of the extreme environments on the Earth that help us understand the limits of life and how life has adapted to cope with extremes. We will explore the possibility of intelligent alien life and some of the implications of its detection. The course will provide a foundation in astrobiology and introduce students to concepts in a diversity of scientific fields
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PostSat Jan 26, 2013 4:10 pm » by monica44


I am signed for it too, cannot wait. :flop: :cheers:
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