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Mars: The Last Frontier?

Cosmos

Carme Jordi and Xavier Luri

Debate

A conversation between the astrophysicists Carme Jordi and Xavier Luri about the latest advances in observation of space and the big questions about the cosmos that are yet to be answered.

In the coming years, giant telescopes, which are to be installed in Chile and Hawaii, will substantially improve capacities for observing and analysing the cosmos. Moreover, China has recently announced that its radio telescope FAST, which began operation in 2020 and is considered the largest of its kind in the world, will be open to international scientists in 2021. Meanwhile, projects like Gaia of the European Space Agency, in which Carme Jordi and Xavier Luri are participants, are working on the first three-dimensional map, of unparalleled precision, of the Milky Way. These initiatives can help to provide answers to some of the great mysteries that have concerned astronomers for centuries. What will we discover in the coming decades about our place in the universe? Why is looking at the sky so fascinating for us?

The conversation will include an audiovisual demonstration of the cartography of the Milky Way produced with data from the Gaia probe.

Participants: Carme Jordi, Xavier Luri

This activity is part of Mars, Mars: The Last Frontier?

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