A Planet for Goldilocks, Sept 5

Natalie Batalha, NASA“Not too hot, not too cold” reads 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 in the United States and abroad. The goal looms closer as a result of discoveries made by NASA’s Kepler Mission. Launched in March 2009, Kepler is exploring the diversity of planets and planetary systems orbiting other stars in the galaxy. Finding inhabited environments is a path of exploration that stretches decades into the future. It begins by determining if Goldilocks planets abound. Dr. Batalha will describe the latest discoveries of NASA’s Kepler Mission and the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.

WHAT:  A Planet for Goldilocks
WHO:  Dr. Natalie Batalha, astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and the Kepler Mission Scientist
WHEN:  7:00pm, Friday, September 5, 2014
WHERE:  Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland CA 94619 <http://goo.gl/maps/1ZAj1>
HOW: Produced in collaboration with Ask a Scientist and Chabot Space & Science Center.
Because we’re curious creatures.
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