Here is something that you simply do not see every day, it’s a course at the University of Edinburgh that combines Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, oh yes this is the course that so many people have been waiting for! It is only five weeks long and requires just three to four hours of study per week. Anyone interested in this course can sign up here for the next course that starts on the 28th January 2013.
This is what the Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life course is based on;
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.
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