Imagining Other Earths

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Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.
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3 years, 8 months ago
This course gives a much broader overview than it seems, it's an introduction into physics in general, into our Solar system, and into topics like relativity or quantum mechanics. It's more of an introduction to astronomy, rather than introduction to exoplanetary astronomy. The lectures are nice, with interesting videos (loved the Dyson one!), too bad Princeton does not offer any certificates whatsoever, and that this course is an on-demand one. Peer-reviewed assignments would function better if it were a live course, this way this nice course seems a bit lonely.
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