January 28, 2013

Astrobiology's Search for Extraterrestrial Life

As mankind begins to explore more of the universe, Astrobiologists will be in demand to help establish settlements on other planets and work to plan our future in space.  From General Sciences to human Philosophy, the study of Astrobiology encompasses a large spectrum of scientific disciplines free from sensationalism commonly attributed to today's space topics.

University of Edinburgh's Charles Cockell is generously offering a free course about Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life starting today on Coursera. Here you can sign up and enjoy these very informative video lectures delving into the search for extraterrestrial life.  For those interested, participation in the course discussions as well as completing homework assignments can also earn a certificate of accomplishment.

Whether it's participating in online courses or performing your own research, the search for new life throughout the cosmos is at the frontier of human exploration. The principal here is to stay educated and updated on the latest advances our scientific community is working diligently to uncover. Understanding the basics of Astrobiology is key knowledge from studies on the cutting edge of science. Evidence in the historical record tends to indicate there is something more our ancestors knew about the universe which modern study has yet to grasp. Perhaps one day we will be able to unlock this lost knowledge with enough research and like-minded individuals examining the evidence.