an astronomy dialog
Life of Stars
Dr. Andrea Dupree
Is the Sun a typical Star?
Are most Sun-like stars accompanied by planets?
How does solar weather affect us here on Earth?
Is the Sun a variable star?
What‘s going to happen to the Sun as it ages?
Will the dying Sun engulf the Earth?
What if a nearby star goes supernova?
How do we know all this?
Why study stars? Why should we care?
Dr. David Charbonneau
What is an extrasolar planet?
How far away are these extrasolar planets?
How do you search for extrasolar planets?
Do you always require big telescopes?
Will we ever be able to actually see these planets?
What if we DO discover life on another planet?
How does it all fit in? What‘s the big picture?
Finding New Earths
Dr. Lisa Kalteneggar
How did life begin on Earth?
What were conditions like when life began?
How do we actually look for Earth-like planets?
What signs of life can we look for?
Will life out there resemble Earth life?
Isn‘t life on Earth going to keep evolving?
How can we look for
life in the universe?
What sort of fingerprints do we present to aliens?
Why should people care if there is life out there?
Dr. Jonathan McDowell
What are black holes? Do they really exist?
If it‘s a black hole, then how do we see it?
How do black holes form?
Are there mini black holes? Could we make one?
Are there any dangerous black holes near earth?
What about "wormholes"?
Could black holes lead to multiple new universes?
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