10/26/2017 | 7pm | Fiske Planetarium

We are all familiar with human beings, animals, and plants. However, that is just one data point – and the only data point we have for the existence of life. How do we know what to look for when searching for life elsewhere? What assumptions can we make that are valid? In this vast universe, we have already found thousands of exoplanets, born from molecular clouds that are seeded with organic compounds – the building blocks for life. Can we use science and technology to determine whether we’re just one incident of life in the universe? Perhaps cosmic neighbors are much closer than we think.

 

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