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Probable Meets Possible: When life gets weird (online event)
Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 4:00 pm–5:00 pmFree
What do microbes that live on glaciers and in snow on Earth tell us about the potential for life on Mars? What can a cell made from scratch in a lab reveal about how life may have originated here on Earth—and beyond? Research on extremophiles (microbes that live in extreme conditions) and synthetic cells (artificial life forms made from scratch in the lab), provide unique takes on life that may shed important insights into space travel and extraterrestrial life? Join us for a far-ranging discussion with Trinity Hamilton and Kate Adamala about how tiny life forms on the fringes may illuminate huge truths about life in the universe.