From Earth to Stars…and Planetary Extremes

Raymond Jeanloz
University of California, Berkeley,
Department of Astronomy and
Earth & Planetary Science

Diamonds and lasers are used to re-create the extreme conditions present when planets are born – conditions that remain, billions of years later, deep inside giant and super-giant planets. These experiments reveal new information not only about chemical bonding between atoms, but also about how planets form and create opportunities for life to start, perhaps many times over.

Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 6:45 PM — TODAY

At the Carnegie Administrative Building, 1530 P Street, NW in Washington, DC


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