Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mars free-for-all: Monash course equips students for life on red planet - Birdie Smith, Sydney Morning Herald

Want to study how to live on Mars? This course will take just 12 hours of your time. And it's free. That's right, gratis. Among your teachers will be astronomer Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway and chemist Tina Overton. The idea of life life on Mars has long captivated the human imagination, but while getting to the red planet is relatively easy, surviving will be a real challenge. Your classroom will be of the virtual variety, with the four three-hour-sessions run by Monash University taking place online. The course will cover the basics of how to survive on the inhospitable red planet, which offers visitors no air, water or food. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/monash-course-readies-students-for-life-on-red-planet-20160905-gr8toa.html

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