University of California, Riverside

Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center

Are We Alone? - Ocean Worlds

Science Lecture Series The search for alien life is defining a new era of space exploration—from Mars and icy moons in our solar system to Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. Learn how scientists hope to find life beyond Earth, and explore what that 

means for humanity…

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017  |  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  |  University Theatre (Humanities 400)

Kevin Hand

Ocean Worlds
Missions to Icy Moons and Dwarf Planets
Kevin Hand
Deputy Project Scientist, Solar System Exploration Directorate
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  
Dr. Hand's research focuses on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the solar system. His work involves both theoretical and laboratory research on the physics and chemistry of icy worlds in the outer solar system, with an emphasis on Jupiter's moon Europa—a top priority for future NASA missions. His work has taken him to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the depths of Earth's oceans, and to the glaciers of Kilimanjaro. In 2011 he was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. 
  Celestial Bodies, Shown to Scale 
Special Activity

Join volunteers from the Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center for a hands-on science experience called "Sensing the Universe," where you can taste the liquid ocean of an icy moon, smell the center of the galaxy, hear a quasar, and much more.
Live streaming of all events available online

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center
2460 Geology

Tel: (951) 827-3106

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