searching for life in our solar system

Due Dates

Your first discussion posting with an article is due Oct 3.

Your remaining (at least six substantive) discussion postings are due Oct 10.

Your assignment is due Oct 10.

Big Questions

These are the questions you should be able to answer by the end of this session:

  • Where should we look for life within our solar system?
  • What can we learn about our solar system that helps us understand what to look for in other solar systems?

Big Ideas

These are the big ideas that underlie what you should learn in this session:

  • Europa, Mars, Titan, and Enceladus are interesting candidates in our solar system for past, current, or future life..
  • Conditions on Earth and our solar system show signs that life can exist in extreme environments.


These videos contain the material for which you are responsible in this course. You should be referring to these topics and this knowledge in your discussions and assignments.