The Mysteries of a Planet’s Birth and Death

November 11, 2014, 19:30 lecture

On November 11th, the Digital October Center will play host to a lecture entitled «The Mysteries of a Planet’s Birth and Death» as part of its «Popular Lectorium» project.

How were the solar system and the planets it comprises formed? How does the formation of heavenly bodies take place around other stars? What happens during the early stages of a planet’s existence, and how do planets die? Why are planets so different from one another? Is it true that there is another planet ‘hiding’  in our solar system, several times heavier than Earth and 5-10 times farther away than Pluto?  How old are the oldest planets in our galaxy? How frequently do planets break away from their stars, and why does this happen? What could make the Earth change its orbit or crash into the sun, for example? This lecture will address these and many other issues.

Speaker: Sergey Popov, holder of a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, research assistant at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Moscow State University.

This is a paid event: admission costs 350 rubles.


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