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"Devoured Worlds: Investigating Planetary Ingestion Events"
Melinda Soares-Furtado, NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sometimes, stars cannibalize the worlds orbiting them! In several billion years, our own inner rocky bodies will be consumed as our sun grows nearly 100 times in diameter. In this talk, learn about the search for cannibal stars in the Milky Way.
About the Speaker
Dr. Melinda Soares-Furtado is a NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among her research interests are planetary engulfment events. Her research team is currently investigating the chemical signatures that these devoured worlds may impart upon their host stars.
Date and Time
Thursday, October 19, 2023
6-7:00 p.m. Doors open
7-8:30 p.m. Lecture
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