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PG module - Habitability in the Universe

The Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability convenes a Postgraduate module, "Habitability in the Universe", which is run by the Institute for Advance Teaching and Learning. This module is open to all postgraduates, from all disciplines, and covers the subject of habitability from myriad perspectives. More details can be found on the module's home page.


Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability (CEH) at the University of Warwick. The CEH is a cross-disciplinary research centre that draws upon expertise from departments across the university. It is a collaborative project which works with both the sciences and arts in order to consider life beyond, and on, this planet. We are a newly formed University Research Centre looking for funding to develop our research goals. Please explore our webpages, and feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved.


Exploring the cosmic evolution of habitability with galaxy merger trees

CEH member Dr. Elizabeth Stanway published an interesting study on galactic habitability, and how it might evolve over time.

This work was publised in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 2, p.1829-1842

CEH members involved:
- Elizabeth Stanway
- Matthew Hoskin


University Research Centre

As of the 28th of June 2017, the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability has been established as a University of Warwick Research Centre. Thank you to all members of the CEH who have contributed to our work so far, and who helped to make this a reality.


Enceladus' sub-surface ocean

Data from NASA's Cassini satellite has shown that Saturn's moon Enceladus harbours a sub-surface, salty ocean. After multiple flybys of Saturn's moon Enceladus, including one that passed through the plume of material being ejected from the moon, the various instruments on Cassini have given NASA enough information to confidently claim the existence of this ocean, and to speculate that there may even be hydothermal vents on the ocean's floor.

Wed 26 April 2017, 11:26 | Tags: news, Habitability, publication, Saturn, ocean, NASA, Cassini, Enceladus, Europa

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