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Physics

Discovering Habitable Worlds in Our Galaxy 
 
Mon, Jan 20, 2020,   11:00 AM at Seminar Hall 31, 2nd Floor, Main Building

Dr Ravi Kopparapu
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Abstract:

To-date, more than 4000 exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, have been discovered. These discoveries not only opened a new window to put our Solar system in context in comparison with other planetary systems, but also increased the prospects of finding life on other worlds.  I will discuss the current status of the exoplanet field, summarizing the most important discoveries and potential climates of these planets. I will conclude with discussing the current and planned missions to find extraterrestrial life, and prospects of identifying such life through remote observations.

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