Exploring Space Lectures

The 2016 Exploring Space Lectures

Kepler-452b

Life in the Solar System and Beyond

Exploration of our solar system has revealed a great diversity of worlds and a variety of unexpected environments. Could they support simple life? Candidate locations include an ocean of water under Europa's frigid crust and subsurface regions of Enceladus that have been tantalizingly revealed by active geysers. New technologies are enabling the search for worlds with habitable environments beyond the solar system as well, and on our own planet, extreme environments where life exists can be studied as planetary analogs. In this series, four distinguished speakers will describe the latest developments as we look for life in a lot of strange places.

The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.

2016 Lectures:



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