Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Course Description

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth with Prof. Charles Cockell.

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Introduction to the Course Play Video
2 Introduction: What is Astrobiology? Play Video
3 History of Astrobiology Play Video
4 What is Life? Play Video
5 Life on Earth Play Video
6 The Structure of Life: Building Blocks Play Video
7 The Structure of Life: Cells Play Video
8 Origin of Life: Building Blocks Play Video
9 Origin of Life: Location Play Video
10 Origin of Life: Alternative Chemistries Play Video
11 Formation of the Solar System: The Early Earth Play Video
12 Conditions on the early Earth Play Video
13 Evidence of Early life on Earth Play Video
14 The Tree of Life Play Video
15 Formation of the Solar System Play Video
16 The Rise of Multicellularity Play Video
17 The Great Oxidation Event Play Video
18 What makes a Planet Habitable? Play Video
19 The Search for Life on Mars Play Video
20 Mars as a Location for Life Play Video
21 Could We Be Martians? Play Video
22 Europa - Life in the Cold? Play Video
23 Enceladus - Life in the Cold? Play Video
24 Other icy bodies Play Video
25 The Search for Exoplanets: Methods Play Video
26 The Search for Exoplanets: Types of Planets Play Video
27 Biosignatures of Life in Exoplanet Atmospheres Play Video
28 How to look for Biosignatures Play Video
29 Missions to find Biosignatures Play Video
30 Is there anybody out there? Play Video
31 Contacting Extraterrestrial Civilisations Play Video
32 How do we look for extraterrestrial intelligences? Play Video
33 Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Social Dimension Play Video


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