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Are We Alone in the Universe ? A Search for “Habitable” Extrasolar Planets

Have you ever wondered if there is life beyond Earth? What makes any planet habitable and how to find one? In class we will look at the state of art scientific research carried by NASA missions to search for Earth like “habitable” planets.
Dr Ayesha Sinha
20 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
9-12
year olds
6-8
learners per class
per learner

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Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

In this class students will learn 
1) what are exoplanets
2) what is a Goldilocks zone for a planet 
3) how to search for habitable exoplanets 
4) some very interesting exoplanets discovered recently which could be habitable.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Dr Ayesha Sinha
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Astronomer and former assistant professor of physics
20 total reviews
30 completed classes

About Me

I am a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics and have 8 years of research and teaching experience at top universities,  including Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India, University of Cambridge, UK and University of Wisconsin-Madison,... 
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