The Search for Life & Earth 2.0

Dr. Jonathan Crass

Tuesday September 12th 2017 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

For centuries, humans have looked up at the stars in the night sky and pondered a fundamental question about our place in the Universe:

Are we alone?

Twenty years ago, the first planet outside our solar system was discovered, heralding a new era in the search for life beyond Earth. Join us as we explore the techniques used to discover these planets and what their discovery means for understanding our solar system. We’ll discuss both current and future instruments, how they are answering this question and what they aim to discover in the coming decade.

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