Saturday Physics for Everyone
|Title||Saturday Physics for Everyone: Exoplanets|
|Speaker||Professor Jon Thaler, Physics Department|
|Time:||10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
University of Illinois Department of Physics
|Contact:||Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs, Physics Department
|Originating Calendar:||Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone|
Popular lecture. To date, extrasolar-planet searches have found 3,501 planets that orbit other stars. One exciting goal of these projects is to find a planet that orbits within the "habitable zone" of its star and is sufficiently Earth-like to (perhaps) sustain life. I will talk about how extrasolar planets are found and how we might be able to determine whether they actually contain life.
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