Other Worlds: Prof. Justin Crepp

Sat Nov 3, 2012 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Calendars: Special Lectures and Events

Saturday Science Lecture Series

Other Worlds

with Justin Crepp, The Frank M Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics

We now know that planets exist beyond the solar system. In fact, they are common. Recent observations indicate that the formation of terrestrial worlds is a natural outcome of the star formation process: each time a new star is born, so are its planets. In this talk, I will describe how NASA's Kepler space mission has revolutionized our ability to conduct a census of other neighboring worlds. We are on the brink of discovering the first terrestrial planets that orbit in the habitable zone of nearby stars.

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