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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
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Recently more than 4000 exoplanets - planets around other stars, have been confirmed to exist in our galaxy by NASA. But can all these planets be “habitable” ? In this class we will study about how scientists at NASA are searching for exoplanets in our galaxy. We will try to understand what makes any newly discovered exoplanet “habitable”. Further, we will discuss about some interesting exoplanets recently discovered by NASA’s TESS and Kepler space missions. And looking forward, what is the...
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.
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1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dr Ayesha Sinha
Astronomer and former assistant professor of physics
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
20 total reviews
30 completed classes
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,...