Explore the potential for life in the universe and the most recent scientific discoveries within this area.
Students journey through the Universe where they explore the phenomenon of black holes, quasars, dark matter and dark energy. We discuss how stars, the solar system and other objects are formed and link this to the likelihood of life existing on these objects.
Students will explore the latest understanding of what life is and what it needs to survive.
The future of space travel, the search for intelligent life, the types of civilisations and Artificial Intelligence are also explored throughout this course. Upon completion, students will develop a rich understanding of the science behind the question of “Are we alone?”
Throughout this course students will:
Students will be required to complete on average 1 hour of homework per week for the duration of this course.
For successful completion of this unit students will be required to submit the following tasks:
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