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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


ASTRO 1199 Are We Alone in the Universe?

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and how structure arises, the formation of stars and planets, how life might have begun on planets, the evolution of life on the Earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.


High school physics and biology


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: astronomy/space, Ithaca

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