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What’s New in the Search for Exoplanets and Extraterrestrial Life

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Since the first planet outside our solar system was discovered in 1995, about 4000 such exoplanets have been confirmed to orbit stars in our galaxy. A principal goal of this research has been to make progress towards answering the question: “are we alone?”. I will survey some of the more interesting recent discoveries in exoplanet research and consider the issues involved in determining the presence of extraterrestrial life.


Speaker: Stanley Greenspoon, RASC


Room: TBA


Recommended for teens and adult audience 


Be sure to check out all the amazing events happening during Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

Venue

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr Academic Quadrangle 3150, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Burnaby, V5A 1S6 CA
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