The possibility of water on Mars has captured human imagination for over a century. In this free course, The Search for Water on Mars, find out more about how scientists have found evidence for water in the red planet’s past and present, and what this might mean for the possibility of life beyond Earth.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the history of Mars and the role of its environment on the presence of water over time
describe the methods used to find water on Mars, including the techniques employed by robotic and orbiting spacecraft
evaluate the evidence for water on Mars
describe the different settings in which water has been in Mars’ past and today
understand the implications of finding water on the possibility of finding life.