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Is the Earth unique?

What is special about our Earth which makes conditions right for life to appear?

This talk looks at important factors such as the climate and the presence of oxygen and water. Until comparatively recently, all we knew about in terms of planets were those around our Sun. Astronomers have begun to identify planets around other stars. At present, those planets detected are more like Jupiter in size than our Earth but the number and range of exosolar planets (planets around other stars) is growing by the day. How likely then is it that there is somewhere just like our Earth elsewhere? Should we be actively looking for other signs of life and if we did find them what would we do about it?


David Jenkins | talks


Date and Time:

9 July 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Glyndwr University
Mold Road
LL11 2AW
01978 293466

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