The New Solar System

Saturday 12.00-13.00, Room 3

Water on Mars, geysers on Europa, the possibility of a frozen ‘super-earth’ in the outer reaches of the solar system, a ringed asteroid, the incredible variety of moons around the gas giants.

All the variety we imagined around other stars turns out to be on our doorstep. Where should we send a manned expedition first? Where would be the best place for people to live, away from Earth? What else could we expect to find?

Guest of Honour, Paul McAuley, discusses the latest discoveries about our solar system with author Flemming R. P. Rasch and Asmus Koefoed who has been part of the Mars Group at the Niels Bohr Institute. Klaus Æ. Mogensen is moderator.