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Current Research in EEPS: Dr. Andre Izidoro Ferreira da Costa, Rice University

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Explaining how the Solar System got so weird


Almost 5000 exoplanets have been confirmed so far and astronomical observations suggest that the solar system architecture is unusual at the ~1% level or less.

In this talk, I will discuss critical events that shaped the formation of our planetary system. I will use meteorite data, observations of disks around young stars to build a planet formation model that explains why Mars is relatively much smaller than Earth, the origin of Earth’s water, and why the Earth is not a super-Earth —  probably the most common type of planet in the Galaxy.  Finally, I will also explain how the solar system terrestrial planets luckily survived to Jupiter’s and Saturn’s intemperate past.

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Date:
January 27
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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Venue

Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
713-348-4880
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Details

Date:
January 27
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Event Category:

Venue

Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
713-348-4880
View Venue Website

For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right.  From there, walk east to the department.  The google map below shows exactly where our building is.