10 New Earths
Thursday, 27th February 2020 (19:45 - 22:00)
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.