10 New Earths

Society Meeting

Thursday, 27th February 2020 (19:45 - 22:00)

Venue: Meeting Room, Swinton Bottom Club (Formerly Swinton WMC)

How many Earths are there? Near the Solar System. In the Galaxy, in the Universe? This is quite a question. Just increasing the radius of the shell around the Sun then the number of stars (and candidates for more Earths) increases dramatically. There are roughly 2,000 stars at a distance of up to 50 light-years from our Solar System. 64 of them are yellow-orange G stars like our own Sun. As many as 15% of them could have Earth-sized planets in their habitable zones.

This talk looks at ten 'Earth candidates' near the Solar System and examines what they are like with our current understanding and knowledge.

Peter Jalowiczor

Speaker: Peter Jalowiczor

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