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Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth (FutureLearn)

Learn about the atmospheric chemistry of planets and celestial bodies and explore the possibility of finding life beyond Earth. Discover the extraordinary world of atmospheric chemistry. On this course you will learn about planetary atmospheres across our solar system and beyond. You will discover what an atmosphere is, how it’s formed, and how data collected from space missions is used to determine a planet’s atmosphere.

You’ll also look into the factors needed to support life, explore the possibility of life beyond Earth and start the search for habitable planets. You’ll understand how atmospheric chemistry is communicated in the media and get a flavour of one of the most fascinating subjects explored during an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.