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A Planet for Goldilocks: Searching for Earth 2.0 Among the Stars


"Not too hot, not too cold" begins the prescription for a world that's just right for life as we know it.  Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies around the world thanks in large part to NASA's Kepler Mission which launched in 2009 with the objective of finding Goldilocks planets orbiting other stars like our Sun. The space telescope opened our eyes to the terrestrial-sized planets that populate the galaxy (including several right in our neighborhood) as well as exotic worlds unlike anything that exists in the solar system.  Dr. Batalha will give an overview of the science legacy of the Kepler Mission and other key planet discoveries.  She'll give a preview of what's to come by highlighting the missions soon to launch and those on the drawing board.

Speaker: Dr. Natalie Batalha, NASA

Wednesday, 11/08/17


Free ($3 parking)

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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

Foothill College
Smithwick Theater
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022