EPSS 3 Syllabus
Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 3: Astrobiology
TR 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in Universe.
Course material primarily from planetary a
Lecture #16: Planets Around Other Stars
How can we detect "extrasolar" planets?
Detection biases/selection effects
Mars in Science Fiction and Mythology
Some general facts about Mars
History of Mars research
Life on Mars?
Human Settlements on Mars?
Mars in Fiction
Where does the term
The Development of the first
Biogeochemical Cycles on Earth
Question from last lecture:
What are organic (vs. inorganic)
An organic compound is a compound
whose molecules contain carbon.
A few types of carbon-containing
Lecture #15: The search for life on Europa
Context: Jovian planets and satellites.
Europa is a large satellite with fascinating geology
and strong evidence of a subsurface ocean.
NASAs multiple flyby mission to Europa will
launch in the early 2020s.
Lecture #04: Origins of a Habitable Planet
Science and the scientific method
How did the sun and planets form?
The Solar Nebula Model.
What makes a planet habitable?
What is a scientific theory?
Responsible education policy?
Origins of a Habitable Universe
Lemaitre and Hubble discover expansion of the
Review: matter, forces, energy, light.
Formation of elements (nucleosynthesis).
Ordinary matter, dark matter, dark energy.
Edwin Hubble at the
Due: Week 5 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 4
1. Circle the correct word in the brackets to complete the description. Chemoautotrophic
sulfate reduction enables life at the bottom of the oceans (with / without) solar ener
Due: Week 8 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 7
1. Silicon may be able to support complex chemistry in place of carbon.
a) What attribute of elemental silicon allows it to take the place of carbon?
b) Give a reason why
Due: Week 7 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 6
1. Connect the type of extremophile (left) with its respective preferred
environmental condition (right):
tolerates several extreme stress
Due: Week 9 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 8
1. Which aspect of the atmospheric conditions on Mars prevents liquid water from being
stable on the planets surface? (Hint: Its not just the temperatures!)
2. A) What chemica
Due: Week 6 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 5
1. Which of the following is not a process resulting in fast-fossilization?
A. Amber entrainment
D. Tar entrainment
2. Which of
Some Facts about Titan
The Cassini-Huygens Mission
Titans Atmosphere, Surface and Subsurface
Life on Titan?
Future Research on Titan
Titans Name and History
Was discovered on March 25, 1655
Limits of Life and Extremophiles
Limits of Life and Extremophiles
What is extreme?
Examples of extremophiles and the largest
challenges of their environment
World records of extreme life
Welcome to EPSS 3 Astrobiology
EPSS 3 Astrobiology
Profs. J. L. Margot and T. Treude
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, distribution,
and ultimate fate of life in the Universe.
Some observations and some questions:
Life exists on Earth. H
Due : Week 2 in Discussion Section
EPSS 3 Astrobiology Homework 1
I. Scientic Notation / Order of Magnitude:
1: The Earth has a mass of 6 1024 kg.
Write this in standard form (not scientic notation). Dont forget units!
2: Assume that our Mo
Extremophiles on Earth
Extreme Environments on Earth
Other extreme environments
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