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SEEC Symposium



The "Environments of Terrestrial Planets Under the Young Sun: Seeds of Biomolecules" Symposium will be held on April 9-13, 2018, hosted by the Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

This symposium is the first major international interdisciplinary conference in the emerging area of astrobiology covering astrophysical, physico-chemical, atmospheric and geological aspects of environments of early terrestrial planets with a focus on the impacts of the young Sun’s space weather on the precursors of life.

The central objective of the Symposium is to unify and coordinate these efforts to understand, and characterize heliophysical, magnetospheric, ionospheric, climate and their interaction with geological environments on the early Earth, Mars and Venus and their impacts on the initiation of prebiotic chemistry.

The proposed symposium will facilitate novel ideas, approaches, methodologies and emerging views on the characterization of local environments coupled to the global atmosphere and planetary surface that may have created favorable (or detrimental) conditions for initiation of prebiotic chemistry. This meeting will also review and discuss advances in our understanding of theoretical and experimental approaches to define pathways to complex, sugars, nucleotides, biopolymers and eventually to RNA molecule.

Date April 12, 2018
Start/End Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location NASA/GSFC
Contact Vladimir Airapetian
Email Address
Event Type Professional Meetings - Science and EPO
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