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Virtual Panel

September 11, 7:30 p.m. EDT / 6:30 p.m. CDT / 5:30 p.m. MDT / 4:30 p.m. PDT


To wrap-up The First Billion Years:  Habitability conference, we hosted an hour-long virtual panel on September 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time. Panelists reviewed the research presented during the conference and answered online questions covering the conference’s three themes:  Habitability, Origins of Life, and the Search for Life Beyond Earth. 

Panelists included:

Justin Filiberto, Planetary Petrologist and Geochemist
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute
Kennda Lynch, Planetary Geomicrobiologist
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute
Timothy Lyons, Biogeochemist
University of California, Riverside
Irena Mamajanov, Prebiotic Chemist
Earth–Life Science Institute
Abel Méndez, Exoplanet Astronomer
University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

The panel was moderated by conference convener Edgard G. Rivera-Valentín, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute.

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