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Exoplanet Science Seminar

Water Worlds in Protoplanetary Disks
Presented by Thomas Henning -- Host: Steve Unwin
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
4:00 P.M. in Location To Be Announced

Abstract
Liquid water on Earth is an integral part of the journey from the early Solar System to the origin of life on our planet. The reason why Earth is covered by oceans remains a puzzle with the "dry" and "wet" Earth hypothesis as competing theories. Studies of primitive bodies in the Solar System as well as the search for water in protoplanetary disks are providing important constraints for understanding the life cycle of water. The talk will summarize recent progress in observing water in disks around young stars and modeling efforts to understand its evolution.


Center for Exoplanet Science


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