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Habitability: The Search for Life on Rocky Exoplanets

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HABITABILITY: WHAT EARTH AND THE INNER PLANETS CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON ROCKY EXOPLANETS

What enabled life to form on Earth—and what kept it at bay on Mars and Venus? Does habitability demand factors like plate tectonics and magnetic fields? Will astronomers be able to detect hints of these processes on other worlds? UC Davis Earth planetary scientist and recently named MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Sarah Stewart, will give a short overview of the topic, and then join a panel of planet formation experts for a moderated discussion of the preconditions that make life possible—and the chances of finding it elsewhere.


Dr. Sarah Stewart: University of California Davis
Dr. Peter Driscoll: Carnegie Institution for Science
Dr. Laura Schaefer: Arizona State University


The conversation will be moderated by Eric Hand, deputy news editor at Science magazine.

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