2012_Nov_Discovering Other Earths

Discovering Other Earths


The discovery of planets orbiting other stars has reignited the age-old search for other worlds. NASA’s Kepler Mission is hunting for Earth-size planets, with hundreds in the telescope’s sight, and has already found rocky planets like Earth. The ultimate question is: Are they habitable? Astronomer Geoff Marcy will present exciting results — not yet public — from his team’s latest research. Learn about their collaboration with biologists to assess the environmental conditions that are necessary to support life, especially intelligent life.

Dates and Locations


Nov. 14, 2012
Menlo Circus Club


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Geoff Marcy

Marcy is a professor emeritus and a leading pioneer in the discovery and characterization of planets around other stars. He has detected the first multiple-planet system, the first Saturn-mass planet, and the first Neptune-mass planet. He is a co-investigator of NASA’s Kepler Mission, which has dis…

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