Is there Life on other Planets? How Discoveries on the Sea Floor led to the Mars Exploration

OSU Cascades Science Pub

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free (reservations are required) |
  • Minor with parent or guardian

About Is there Life on other Planets? How Discoveries on the Sea Floor led to the Mars Exploration

Martin Fisk, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Many scientists now believe that life exists elsewhere within the Milky Way Galaxy, not just on earth. Astrobiology, the study of the potential for life outside of Earth, can help us find it. Marine geologist Martin Fisk will follow a trail of evidence deep on the sea floor and show how we don't need to leave the Earth to find organisms that could survive on other worlds. Microbes and microbial fossils found in deeply buried volcanic rocks and in extreme environments on our own planet indicate that life could survive on our solar system's outer moons, around distant stars, and even on Mars.

About OSU Cascades Science Pub

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A collaboration between OSU-Cascades and OSU's main campus in Corvallis brings you some of OSU's leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs held monthly at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required-just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

Science Pubs offer a full menu and no-host bar. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations Required and Limited to 100
Science Pubs are free, but their popularity demands that we require reservations no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to each lecture. To make a reservation, visit our website and use the RSVP online form listed below the Science Pub lecture you wish to attend. Online reservations will be available starting six weeks prior to each Science Pub until 5 p.m. the day prior to each lecture. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email us so that we can accommodate others. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.

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http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs
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