Cornell University “pale blue dot Institute” was renamed “- Karl Sagan Institute”, listing ceremony was held in May 9, the Institute will work to promote life in the Universe.
Cornell University – Karl Sagan Institute will be established in the Universe life through interdisciplinary approach
According to foreign media reports, Cornell University “pale blue dot Institute” was renamed “- Karl Sagan Institute”, listing ceremony was held in May 9, the Institute will work to promote life in the Universe.
Carl Sagan was a famous astrophysicist, science writer in the field of cosmology with outstanding contributions, Carl – Sagan of Cornell University worked during his lifetime, from 1968 onwards for the school services for Astronomy & Space science professor and leader of the main research work Planetary Laboratory. Cornell University – Karl Sagan Institute will be set up to find life in the universe through an interdisciplinary approach, involving astrophysics, engineering, geology, biology and earth science.
Astrophysicist Lisa – 卡尔特内格 a female astronomer, she is – Karl Sagan, director of the Institute, 卡尔特内格 in life exoplanet survey, presented at the distance in 2009 Earth’s nearest star system in search for extraterrestrial life methods, such as only 4.2 light years from Earth, Alpha Centauri system, the existence of habitable planets namely Alpha Centauri triple star system. – Karl Sagan’s wife Ann – Drew Yan is also a science workers, such as participation in the universe documentaries, Karl – after Sagan’s death remains committed to disseminate cosmological knowledge. Carl – when Sagan establishment of the Institute, Ann – Drew Yan participated in the naming ceremony of the new institution.
Lisa – 卡尔特内格 think – Karl Sagan founded the Institute of so many smart people have the opportunity to work together, the top talent in various disciplines can use their knowledge to help search for extraterrestrial life. In the presence of life on other planets involves many disciplines, not only astrophysics, as well as biology and so on, so we have to find extraterrestrial life would need to use the knowledge of multiple disciplines to study exoplanets, in order to find them signal.
– Karl Sagan Institute has produced some search for extrasolar life programs, such as “color catalog” could help scientists analyze the spectral characteristics of the signal, with green plants or microorganisms if extrasolar planet, they may have different spectral signatures The color-coded. It’s like the Earth in space is very special, our spectrum signal there is green, if extraterrestrial intelligent beings to capture the spectrum of the Earth’s atmosphere, it is possible to have a life found on Earth.Carl – Sagan Institute to develop spectrum catalog contains almost 100 different forms of life.
The name “pale blue dot Institute,” is actually quite backing, which comes from the Voyager 1 probe in February 14, 1990 at 3.7 billion miles outside (5.95 billion kilometers) outside the Earth picture taken, the photo on the Earth Like a blue dot. Carl – the inaugural ceremony Sagan Institute, Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist ,, Pennsylvania State University, Ames Research Center and other organizations attended as scheduled.