"The Scientific Search for Life in the Universe"

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Did you ever wonder if there exists other life out these in the vast Universe. If you have, you aren't alone. Do UFO's represent alien life visiting us? Almost certainly not, however, that doesn't mean scientists haven't been searching for signs of alien life! Whether it is using radio ways to eavesdrop on alien transmissions, looking for signs of life on other planets in our Solar system using robotic vehicles, or finding extra Solar planets which are capable of sustaining life as we know it, astronomers have long been searching for signs of extraterrestrial life. We will go over the difficulties of finding life elsewhere, and the possibilities of finding life sing the tools of astronomy, chemistry and physics.