Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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Lecture 1
Introduction to the Course
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Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 2
Introduction: What is Astrobiology?
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Introduction: What is Astrobiology?
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 3
History of Astrobiology
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History of Astrobiology
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 4
What is Life?
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What is Life?
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 5
Life on Earth
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Life on Earth
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 6
The Structure of Life: Building Blocks
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The Structure of Life: Building Blocks
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 7
The Structure of Life: Cells
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The Structure of Life: Cells
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 8
Origin of Life: Building Blocks
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Origin of Life: Building Blocks
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 9
Origin of Life: Location
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Origin of Life: Location
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 10
Origin of Life: Alternative Chemistries
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Origin of Life: Alternative Chemistries
Week one of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 11
Formation of the Solar System: The Early Earth
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Formation of the Solar System: The Early Earth
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 12
Conditions on the early Earth
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Conditions on the early Earth
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 13
Evidence of Early life on Earth
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Evidence of Early life on Earth
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 14
The Tree of Life
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The Tree of Life
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 15
Formation of the Solar System
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Formation of the Solar System
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 16
The Rise of Multicellularity
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The Rise of Multicellularity
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 17
The Great Oxidation Event
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The Great Oxidation Event
Week two of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 18
What makes a Planet Habitable?
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What makes a Planet Habitable?
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 19
The Search for Life on Mars
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The Search for Life on Mars
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 20
Mars as a Location for Life
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Mars as a Location for Life
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 21
Could We Be Martians?
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Could We Be Martians?
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 22
Europa - Life in the Cold?
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Europa - Life in the Cold?
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 23
Enceladus - Life in the Cold?
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Enceladus - Life in the Cold?
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 24
Other icy bodies
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Other icy bodies
Week three of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 25
The Search for Exoplanets: Methods
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The Search for Exoplanets: Methods
Week four of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 26
The Search for Exoplanets: Types of Planets
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The Search for Exoplanets: Types of Planets
Week four of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 27
Biosignatures of Life in Exoplanet Atmospheres
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Biosignatures of Life in Exoplanet Atmospheres
Week four of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 28
How to look for Biosignatures
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How to look for Biosignatures
Week four of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 29
Missions to find Biosignatures
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Missions to find Biosignatures
Week four of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 30
Is there anybody out there?
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Is there anybody out there?
Week five of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 31
Contacting Extraterrestrial Civilisations
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Contacting Extraterrestrial Civilisations
Week five of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 32
How do we look for extraterrestrial intelligences?
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How do we look for extraterrestrial intelligences?
Week five of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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Lecture 33
Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Social Dimension
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Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Social Dimension
Week five of the University of Edinburgh's "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" (ASTROBIO) open online course.

Prof Charles Cockell
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh

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