Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life: HMSC Free Hybrid Event

Date: 

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:00pm

Location: 

Online and Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life: HMSC Free Hybrid Event

Advance Registration Required to watch on Zoom or attend in person.

In-person Venue Location: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

All attendees must wear masks during the lecture.

Signs of ancient collisions are widespread in the solar system, from the barren, once-habitable Mars to rugged asteroids. In this talk, physicist Simone Marchi, discussing his recent book, Colliding Worlds (Oxford University Press, 2021), will explore the key role that collisions in space have played in the formation and evolution of our solar system, the development of planets, and possibly even the origin of life on Earth. Analyzing our current understanding of the surfaces of Mars, the Moon, and asteroids—drawn from recent space missions—Marchi will present the dramatic story of cosmic collisions and how we have come to understand them.

Visit the Oxford University Press to purchase Colliding Worlds.

 

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