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Cataloguing Habitable Worlds & the Future of Arecibo with Prof. Abel Méndez

By SpaceRef Editor
October 5, 2021
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“I think the most interesting problem is to find out if all habitable places are supposed
to have life; that’s the big question! Maybe it’s tougher for life to originate and
sustain itself than we think!” – Prof. Abel Méndez
Episode 44: Aired on September 30th, 2021
Cataloguing Habitable Worlds & the Future of Arecibo
Featuring Prof. Abel Méndez (Planetary Astrobiologist, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo)
Hosted by Dr. Graham Lau (Blue Marble Space Institute of Science)
Our guest is Prof. Abel Méndez, a planetary astrobiologist and Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo! His research focuses on the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and extrasolar planets. Prof. Méndez is best known for developing the Earth Similarity Index, the Visible Paleo-Earth Project, and maintaining the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog, a database of potentially habitable worlds.
This program is an interactive talk show where our guests answer questions from our host, Dr. Graham Lau, as well as questions submitted via Twitter, Facebook, and SAGANet chat. For more information, visit the official website of Ask An Astrobiologist.
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SpaceRef staff editor.