Event

Oct 18, 2018 7:00 pm - Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Postcards from the Universe
Dr. Neinke van der Marel - NRC Herzberg
Planets Under Construction: How to Study a Million-Year Process

Exoplanets are everywhere! In the last 25 years, thousands of exoplanets have been found throughout the Milky Way. What are the chances of discovering life on these planets? And if they are so common, why is it that we still don't know how they are formed? With the ALMA telescope we can now finally zoom into the birth cradles of planets: dusty disks around young stars. The spectacular images have given us new insights, but also raised many more questions regarding the process of planet formation.