What's a ‘Habitable’ Planet?
One of the biggest questions of all time is, Are we alone in the universe? We’ll look at some critical steps on the road to life’s formation. What is “life,” anyway? What does it require and how might we find those conditions on other planets?
Thursday, Dec. 3 4–4:30 p.m.
30 min webinar (20 talk • 10 Q&A)
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About Building Planets series
Nine compact science talks covering the time from the formation of our solar system to when the Earth became habitable
Between the formation of our Sun and the cooling of the Earth lie dozens of other fascinating events and processes. Like detectives in a mystery novel, humans have followed a trail of clues from astronomical observation, meteorites that fall to Earth, exploration of other planets and theory to decipher the story of our solar system. This series of nine twenty-minute talks will be fun and interesting for anyone curious about the history of the solar system. There’s nothing like the wonders of space to activate the imagination and inspire further exploration. Lindy Elkins-Tanton will talk about what we think we know and, more importantly, the evidence that makes us think we know it. The content will be college-level, but she will introduce everything clearly and explain all the data we examine, so anyone from any background will be able to learn.