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Oxford Science Café: Life on Venus?

Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Café! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Jennifer Meyer (University of Mississippi)

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Dr. Jennifer Meyer, Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, will present: "The phosphine discovery in context of Venus's more temperate past"
At this month's Science Cafe, we'll talk about the recent discovery of the chemical phosphine in an upper layer of Venus's atmosphere and why this is more exciting than it sounds! On Earth, phosphine is only created by biological and human-driven processes. Is the detection of phosphine in Venus's atmosphere a sure sign of life living in the clouds? We'll start with the history of Venus and its runaway greenhouse effect. Today, Venus seems very inhospitable to life, with surface temperatures above 800°F and sulfuric acid clouds. But it wasn't always like that, which is why we are even discussing the possibility of life on Venus. 
There will also be a live stream from our own Kennon Observatory showing us craters on the Moon, if the weather cooperates.
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6pm - 7pm.
Where: Zoom! Meeting ID: 951 9291 5706 , Passcode: UMosc09 
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Cost: Free
Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and 
the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! 
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Sponsored by: Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Women in Physic