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Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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Overview

Discover the extraordinary world of atmospheric chemistry.

On this course you will learn about planetary atmospheres across our solar system and beyond. You will discover what an atmosphere is, how it’s formed, and how data collected from space missions is used to determine a planet’s atmosphere.

You’ll also look into the factors needed to support life, explore the possibility of life beyond Earth and start the search for habitable planets. You’ll understand how atmospheric chemistry is communicated in the media and get a flavour of one of the most fascinating subjects explored during an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

The course is for anyone with a general interest in atmospheric chemistry but it will be particularly useful for students at schools and colleges who want to study chemistry at university. The course is part of the Going to University collection and completing it can help improve your university application by broadening your chemistry knowledge and developing your independent learning skills.

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Julia Lehman

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Anonymous
4.0 3 months ago
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A very interesting and enjoyable MOOC which features hands on exercises in spectroscopy. Personally, I would have preferred more scientific information rather writing a blog. But otherwise a wonderful course.
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Marian K
5.0 3 months ago
by Marian completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
very interesting course. Helps to understand the atmospheric chemistry and the conditions for life as we know it. The explanation is clear and helped me a lot to understand how life started on our own planet.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really enjoyed this course. Complex ideas were explained in an understandable way. The mix of video, text and exercises maintained interest throughout.
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5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent, complete course, very detailed and easy to read. I am very curious, because the scientific subject is similar to my work.
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