Spring 2010 Astronomy 110 MWF 9:30 &mdash 10:20

15. LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

Is there life elsewhere in the universe? This question has fascinated people for centuries. Finding life on another planet would change our perspective on many scientific and philosophical issues. We may soon discover simple life-forms on Mars or Europa. But most people are hoping for something more than bacteria — we want somebody to talk to.


Reading

Please read all of Chapter 18.

18.1 Life on Earth
18.2 Life in the Solar System
18.3 Life Around Other Stars
18.4 The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
18.5 Interstellar Travel and Its Implications to Civilization

Online

  1. Complete the Life in the Universe assignment, due Monday, 3 May 2010 at 9:00 am.

  2. Review the lecture slides.

Joshua E. Barnes      (barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
Updated: 26 April 2010
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