12 March,2022

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Are we alone in this universe?

How does the story of life has begun?

These questions always caught the attention of curious minds over the years. Well-known space agencies around the globe has begun hunting answers to these questions. Unlike the other space agencies, the low cost Balloon experimentations of ISRO from the late 90's, has came up with stunning results which gives insights into origin of life, not only in the earth but in the entire universe. 

One of the latest research trends in the field of microbiology explores the possibility that microbes and extremophiles may migrate between planet and distribute life around the universe and that includes on spacecraft sent from Earth to Mars. This is widely known as the theory of panspermia . After getting evidence of prebiotic chemicals in comet halley through remote sensing, different space agencies become more inspired and took initiatives to prove the hypothesis of panspermia by trying to detect presence of viable microorganism in the cometary materials etc. that are been collected from space and bought safely to our labs. NASA's Stardust and ISRO's balloon experiments are such initiatives. From April 1999, India has started preliminary stage of this research with the help of IUACC,TIFR,PRL, etc. and the aim of isro isto validate the panspermia at reduced cost to come up with crucial conclusions pointing to origin of life in outer space.

We cordially invite you to the 45th session of UL Space Club Webinar Series with an expert in Earth and Climate Sciences Area on this saturday (12 March 2022).

After the 45th Session, we will have a UL SPACE CLUB Quiz based on the webinar. The winners will be awarded with exciting prizes.


Date: 12/03/2022

Time : 3:00 PM

Platform: Google meet