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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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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 1)

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11 видео (всего 133 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video11 видео
Lecture 1.01: Early views of Mars11мин
Lecture 1.02: Mars has canals!13мин
Lecture 1.03: Taking the temperature of Mars19мин
Lecture 1.04: Mars DOES have water (in the atmosphere)! 10мин
Lecture 1.05: Heating and composition of the polar caps18мин
Lecture 1.06: Let's fly to Mars 9мин
Lecture 1.07: The first missions to Mars 7мин
Lecture 1.08: Water on earth 9мин
Lecture 1.09: Mariner 9 -- Mars had FLOWING water!17мин
Lecture 1.10: Viking and the start of modern Martian science6мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Note on the next lecture10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 112мин

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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 2)

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10 видео (всего 142 мин.), 1 тест
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Lecture 1.12: Outflow channels15мин
Lecture 1.13:Valley Networks9мин
Lecture 1.14: Climate cycles on Mars 16мин
Lecture 1.15: Was early Mars warmer and wetter? 18мин
Lecture 1.16: Atmospheric escape14мин
Lecture 1.17 Martian topography15мин
Lecture 1.18: Gamma ray spectroscopy and subsurface water14мин
Lecture 1.19: Glaciers on Mars!10мин
Lecture 1.20 Origin of low latitude ice 11мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 220мин

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Unit 1: Water on Mars (week 3)

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10 видео (всего 141 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Lecture 1.22: Thermal spectroscopy and mineral identification14мин
Lecture 1.23: Geology from the Opportunity rover 15мин
Lecture 1.24: Geochemistry from the Opportunity rover 10мин
Lecture 1.25: Introduction to guest lecturers 7мин
Lecture 1.26: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 1 10мин
Lecture 1.27: Mineralogy on Mars, Part 2 17мин
Lecture 1.28: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 1 12мин
lecture 1.29: Results from the Curiosity Rover, Part 2 18мин
Lecture 1.30: Where was the water on Mars?16мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Note on the next lectures10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 328мин

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

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11 видео (всего 114 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Lecture 2.02: Measuring density 14мин
Lecture 2.03: Using density 7мин
Lecture 2.04: Hydrostatic equilibrium 14мин
Lecture 2.05: Hydrogen equation of state 12мин
Lecture 2.06: Heat transport14мин
Lecture 2.07: Theoretical internal structure 9мин
Lecture 2.08: A core from gravity?6мин
Lecture 2.09: Magnetic fields11мин
Lecture 2.10: The upper atmosphere and the Galileo probe 7мин
Lecture 2.11: Picture models 7мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Note on the next section10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 416мин
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автор: GNNov 29th 2017

Challenging. Amazing. Mind-Blowing.\n\nSpace enthusiasts should totally do this course. And yeah, did I say that Mike Brown is the coolest teacher ever. Never a dull moment in the lectures. :)

автор: JADec 7th 2017

Excellent Course! Very informative and gives a brief overview of the history of the Solar System and some of the questions driving new and current missions. Thank you.

Преподаватель

Mike Brown

Professor
Planetary Astronomy

О Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech's mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society....

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