"Stardust: The Cosmic Seeds of Life" special lecture

Internationally renowned astrophysicist Dr. Sun Kwok will speak about:

How did life originate on Earth? For over 50 years, scientists believed that life was the result of chemistry involving simple molecules such as methane and ammonia cooking in a primordial soup. Recent space observations have revealed that old stars are capable of making very complex organic compounds. The stars then ejected the organics and spread them all over the Milky Way Galaxy. There is evidence that these organic dust particles actually reached the early Solar System. Through bombardments by comets and asteroids, the early Earth inherited significant amounts of star dust. Was the development of life assisted by the arrival of these extraterrestrial materials? In this talk, we describe discoveries in astronomy and solar system science over the last 10 years that resulted in a new perspective on the origin of life.

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  • Les L B.

    Great

    July 30, 2013

  • Ann P.

    I would have loved to have been there. hope we do it again!

    July 29, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Unfortunately I am now unable to attend. :-(

    July 29, 2013

  • Jason

    Is there a cost to attend?

    July 23, 2013

  • Jason

    This will be my first meet up with the group. It would be great if there was some way to know who is in the group at the event.

    July 9, 2013

  • Jason

    This will be my first meet up with the group. It would be great if there was some way to know who is in the group at the event.

    July 9, 2013

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