Jul 12, 2022

Prof. Ke Zhang, UW-Madison Astronomy

"Witnessing the Formation of Planets"

Earth is still the only place we know that life exists. How can we find another habitable planet? The essential part of the answer requires us to know the possible formation and evolution pathways of planets. With this information, we will be able to design observational tests for thousands of known planets beyond the Solar System and identify if any of these are habitable or will become habitable. We will talk about how astronomers are using the biggest radio and infrared telescopes in the world to search for baby planets and study their birth environments.

Event Details

Jul 12, 2022


UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park Street, lower level of the Atrium

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