Is The Earth Rare?


WHEN April 23, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "What is Life?" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Do habitable planets exist around other stars, and are any of them actually inhabited? Observations from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope confirm that at least 10-20 percent of stars have rocky planets within their (liquid water) habitable zones. Future space telescopes should be able to find such planets around nearby stars, and study their atmospheres spectroscopically. This talk examines what conditions make a planet habitable, and how scientists search for life on other worlds.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.

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