Following on from the Looking for Life on Mars talk. The OU Space Science club have put links to a course on Astrobiology, course presented by The Amity University.
- Course orientation
- Making a Habitable Planet Part 1
- Making a Habitable Planet Part 2
- The Rise of Life
- Where to Look for Life in Our Solar System
- Space Missions in the Search for Life
- Space Policy and Planetary Protection
- Living on Mars
- Opportunities in Astrobiology and the Road Ahead
Session overviews (from the OU forum post)
Session 1 was literally just an introduction/overview.
Sessions 2 & 3 concentrated on the Earth's formation, using locations on Earth as analogue sites, geology, plate tectonics, and pre-biotic conditions that led to biotic life
Session 4 was Dr Macey's lecture covering the building blocks and origin of life; the rise of multicellularity; and extremophiles & analogue environments.
Session 5 looked at moons and planets in our own solar system for suitable conditions/indicators of life.
Session 6 looked at missions focussed on astrobiology, and instrumentation used on various types of spacecraft in the quest for life.
Session 7 looked at the legalities on ensuring we don't contaminate other worlds, or don't return anything from extra-terrestrial sources that may contaminate the Earth.
Session 8 was esoteric in that it covered a proposed constitution for other worlds, so that colonists might be accorded the same protections as on Earth e.g. human-rights, freedom of expression/movement, and also in terms of creativity such as art.
Session 9 talked about opportunities for internships & future study globally.
You can view these videos on :– * Invideous
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