In the outer parts of our solar system, icy worlds such as Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus display evidence of subsurface oceans. These places are ocean worlds that may be habitable for some form of life... though not for humans. However, Saturn's largest moon Titan is also an ocean world and is unique in that it has a dense atmosphere. This atmosphere and other unique characteristics make Titan the most habitable place in the outer solar system for humans. Join Amanda Hendrix, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, to explore the habitability of worlds in the outer solar system.
This program will be presented in-person in the Planetarium at the National Air and Space Museum in DC and will be streamed live on YouTube.
ASL Interpretation will be provided and live captioning on YouTube. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact NASMPublicLectures@si.edu. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.
Lecture attendees are invited to arrive early at 7 pm to explore the second-floor galleries of the Museum, including the Kenneth C. Griffin Exploring the Planets Gallery and Destination Moon, prior to the lecture.
About the 2023 Exploring Space Lecture Series
Science fiction gives us a vision of human life throughout the solar system and the galaxy, but few worlds are truly habitable for people. The 2023 Exploring Space Lecture Series will examine the reality of living and working in space for years at a time. This story begins with remote bases on Earth and then looks outward to the International Space Station, future bases on the Moon and Mars, and the challenges of settlement on more distant worlds.View all programs in the series.
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