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Extra-Terrestrial Life:
Imagining Colors You've Never Seen

presented by Dr. Pamela Conrad
JPL Research Scientist

     If you wish to view a tape of this show; Please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, September 20 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, September 21 The Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Imagining the possibility of organisms that are nothing like "life-as-we-know-it" is tough. Yet, if we ever hope to recognize life beyond Earth, we can't assume that it will look and behave exactly as it does here. If we are not presented with Mork or E.T. on the one hand, or a monster characterized by a multiplicity of limbs, pincers, antennae and eyeballs, copius amounts of slime and a malevolent character, how exactly will we recognize life from "out there?"

At the JPL Center for Life Detection, we have been studying this problem for a few years now. We have some ideas about what universal features of life might enable us to recognize it, even if it's in a completely unexpected form. We even have some ideas to propose about how we might go out to look for it. So come join us for a trip where, perhaps, no man has gone before...

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