2019 Flatté Lecture in Science: How does an Earth-like planet get made?
How does an Earth-like planet get made?
Featuring planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Earth is the only planet we know of––so far––that supports life. Why is that? How was Earth made, and why is it different from Venus and from Mars? Though many things may help to make a habitable planet, only one thing is indispensable: liquid water. Tracking water through planet formation requires information not just from the Earth and other planets in our solar system, but from meteorites, observations of exoplanetary systems, and from theory. Together with new data from missions including Lindy's own exciting Psyche mission, more of these questions are being answered.
Reception following the lecture––light refreshments will be served.
Complimentary parking passes will be available for Lot 119
Monday, November 18 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Merrill Cultural Center
200 McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz, California 95064