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IAP 2007 Activity

Physics Lectures for the General MIT Community: i

Planets Around Other Stars

Prof. Josh Winn
Thu Jan 25, 01:30-02:30pm, 32-123

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Within the last few decades, over 200 planets have been
discovered around other stars. How were they found? What have we learned from these new planets about the process of planet formation? Are systems like our Solar system common, or rare? What are the prospects for finding other Earth-like planets, including possible signs of extraterrestrial life?
Contact: Ray Ashoori, 13-2053, 253-5585, ashoori@MIT.EDU
Sponsor: Physics
Latest update: 05-Jan-2007

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