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Sep 11th 2017

Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries. What was the Big Bang? How do black holes work? Could there be life elsewhere in the Universe? In this subject we’ll address those topics, as well as gaining some insight into how great scientific discoveries were made, and what's involved in scientific research.

Average: 7.8 (13 votes)
Aug 28th 2017

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.

Average: 6.8 (9 votes)
Aug 21st 2017

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep geological time to present life forms.

Average: 8.6 (8 votes)

Aug 14th 2017

We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

Origens da vida no contexto cósmico é um curso desenvolvido no Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da Universidade de São Paulo, com o objetivo de apresentar os mais recentes avanços científicos na compreensão deste intrigante assunto. É um curso com formato multidisciplinar que o levará a compreender melhor os aspectos envolvidos no surgimento de vida na Terra e no possível surgimento de vida em outros planetas.

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Covers topics including celestial mechanics; celestial systems; astronomical instruments; the solar system; nature and evolution; the galaxy; the universe; determining astronomical distances; and life in the universe.

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Jul 3rd 2017

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.

Average: 9.5 (6 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again? There are lots of moons in our Solar System. The Earth is the only planet with just a single moon. Some moons are bigger than ours; many are much smaller.

Average: 9 (6 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

El placer de observar y comprender el firmamento: nuestro lugar en el tiempo y el espacio. Identificar constelaciones (posición, forma) y astros del cielo (distancias, tamaños, masas). Causa de todos los movimientos celestes: la gravedad. Fenómenos cotidianos de origen astronómico. Curiosidades.

Average: 6.6 (5 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion. From the basics of astronomy and stargazing, to the science behind the birth of a star, this four week course will change the way you see the night sky. You’ll examine one of the most famous constellations, Orion, who the Ancient Greeks believed was a huntsman placed amongst the stars by Zeus himself.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Oct 19th 2016

Learn about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. Super-Earths And Life is a course about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe.

Average: 7.2 (6 votes)

Jun 1st 2016

La question de la vie sur d’autres planètes que la Terre est une question fascinante. Nous savons depuis les années 1990 que le système solaire n’est pas unique : il y a des planètes autour de nombreuses autres étoiles. Mais nous n’avons pas encore trouvé d’exo-planète véritablement similaire à la Terre. Au cours de ce MOOC, nous partirons à la recherche d’autres mondes habitables. Le premier chapitre vous plongera dans l’histoire des premières découvertes d’exo-planètes. Vous découvrirez les méthodes pour les détecter, et leur extraordinaire diversité.

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