UW Space Place Guest Presentation
"Witnessing the Formation of Planets" by Prof. Ke Zhang
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St. (lower level of the Atrium)
Earth is the only place we know that life exists. How can we find another habitable planet? The answer to that requires us to know the possible formation and evolution pathways of planets. With this information, we will be able to design observational tests for known planets beyond the Solar System and find if any of these are habitable. We will talk about how astronomers are using the biggest radio and infrared telescopes in the world to search for baby planets study their birth environments.