Looking at Earth through the cosmic perspective

Data: 
04/09/2019 - 14:00 - 15:00
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Auditório "Prof. Dr. Paulo Benevides Soares"

Looking at Earth through the cosmic perspective

 

Raphaëlle Haywood

Harvard University

 

Recent revolutionary discoveries in astronomy are showing that Earth is one of billions of planets in the cosmos. How do we observe planets orbiting distant stars, and what are we learning about them? If we could go to the stars and point our telescopes back at Earth, what would we see? Just as every person has a unique story and character, every Earth-like planet has its own history and distinctive features. Our Earth's face has been, and continues to be, deeply shaped by life, to an extent that is visible from cosmic distances.