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Available now: An introduction to exoplanets

Updated Tuesday, 4th December 2018

This brand new free course explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.

What are the planets outside our Solar System like? Could there be life on them?

Learn about this fascinating area of twenty-first century science in this exciting free course, An introduction to exoplanets.

The course introduces our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many surprises. It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets, and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry. The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our galaxy.

You can find the course here: An introduction to exoplanets.

Successfully completing the course will also earn you a free digital badge, which you can use as evidence of your learning.

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This OpenLearn science course was produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education, the educational arm of The Exilarch's Foundation.

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