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Three Experiments in Biological Origins: Early Earth, Venus and Mars

Category: Astrobiology and Life Sciences

Event Format: Symposium

Date: 12-16 Jan 2016

Location: Kuramae Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JP

Three Experiments in Biological Origins: Early Earth, Venus and Mars
January 12 - January 16, 2016
Kuramae Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Only Earth has generated and maintained a biosphere, which greatly altered the chemical and physical evolution of the planet. Whether Venus and Mars were temporarily able to develop a biosphere of any kind, is largely  unknown.

Substantial progress has been made in forming a coherent picture of  the early Solar System and planetary formation processes and our understanding of the environmental conditions on young planets. Investigation of initial sets of prebiotic chemical systems has illuminated the origin and early evolution of life. Now all this knowledge will coalesce around the concept of the planetary requisite for prebiotic chemical evolution and origination of life.

To crystallize this knowledge is the goal of this symposium. We summarize the formation and early environment of Venus, Earth and  Mars and place them into context relative to each other, and to  exoplanets. Why did just Earth succeed?

Information available at: http://bit.ly/ELSI2016

Registration is now open for all participants. Note that only
poster presentations are available. To register, go to:

http://members.elsi.jp/signup/sympo04?ml_lang=en

Web Site Address: http://bit.ly/ELSI2016

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