CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
Eye on Titan: Saturn’s Moon’s Recipe for Life
11 a.m., Sunday, May 3
When Galileo first saw Saturn through a telescope 400 years ago, he had no way of knowing that one of its moons, Titan, held some of the key ingredients for extraterrestrial life. But the Cassini spacecraft and the Huygens Probe on board have made some interesting discoveries about this very cold but earthlike moon. For one, its surface has chemical conditions similar to those under which life evolved on earth.
Robert Nelson, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, is working on the Cassini Equinox Mission that is gathering data about Saturn, its rings and many moons. In this fascinating update on space exploration, he will discuss how this information is gathered from hundreds of millions of miles away and what it all means.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 3rd 2009.
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027