Didier Queloz: Sustaining Life on Planet Gliese 581 c

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Didier Queloz: Sustaining Life on Planet Gliese 581 c
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Close to 300 planets outside our solar system have already been discovered. What if we find earth's twin?The two leading planet hunters Didier Queloz, University of Geneva, and Debra Fischer, San Francisco State University, will talk about their search for planets outside our solar system (exoplanets) and the possibility of finding an earth-like planet, with liquid water on the surface.They discuss ideas on what such a planet would look like, what would grow, and what kind of life could exist.Lynette Cook, well-known portraitist of planets, will envision the outcome of this discussion through painting the imagined surface of one of the most recent discoveries: Gliese 581 c - Swissnex San Francisco

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