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SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have another great talk recently released by SETI. Jason W. Barnes presents a rather unorthodox set of ideas regarding the validity of the conditions required to be present for life to form on exoplanets. As Barnes discusses, the prerequisites for life are thought to be: (1) a liquid solvent; (2) chemical building blocks; […]

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Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent video from the SETI project, Michael Way discusses his newest work on various topics in solar system research, mostly focussing on the study of the habitable zone in the early history of the solar system. Such research can give us a good idea about general habitable zones that scientists hope to explore […]

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SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a talk by Claudia Alexander who will explain the science background of some of the mysteries of comets including pros and cons about why we think comets might have brought Earth’s water, concepts regarding missing nitrogen in the outer solar system, and material the comet is made of. Finally Dr Alexander will set the […]

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SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Dr. Peter Jenniskens gives an update on what we know about the comet Siding Spring (which passed Mars on October 19). Jekkinskens also covers the famous meteor shower that accompanied the close passage of the red planet and was detected by several spacecrafts orbiting Mars. Finally, other famous close encounters with comets are discussed. […]

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SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

This video from SETI features a panel of artists, who are experts in visualising the alien worlds. Although it is hard to believe, art plays an important role in science and eduction. An important part of learning about the newly discovered planets is being able to visualise how they look, what colours dominate the landscape […]

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SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Lorenz Roth will present his work on the vapor plumes found on Europa. Vapor on Europa has long been speculated and could possibly provide accessibility of subsurface liquid reservoirs. Possible evidence for this scenario was obtained by the images of auroral emissions obtained in December 2012 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which […]

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SETI Talks: Low Cost Access to the Surface of Mars

SETI Talks: Low Cost Access to the Surface of Mars

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk from the SETI talk series Larry Lemke will discuss his work, focusing on the “Red Dragon” capsule. One of the main research interests of the NASA’s Ames team has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars’ subsurface environment to investigate how habitable it is.  In 2010, an Ames scientist realized that the […]

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The Quantum Origin of the Universe

The Quantum Origin of the Universe

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this new talk from SETI, Prof James Hartle from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will talk about his work on the marriage of quantum physics and gravity. If the universe can be described by a wave function, that is if it obeys the laws of quantum mechanics, this function can specify how the universe […]

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