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It's time to take a trip to the universe! Come with us to look for life on Mars, but be careful if you don't want to disappear in a puff of antimatter! Prepare to be amazed by our scientists and take the chance of winning Pint of Science goodies!
Looking for life on Mars with the ExoMars 2020 rover
Mars is one of our closest targets in the search for life beyond Earth. Mars has changed significantly since its formation. About 3.8 billion years ago, Mars had volcanism, water on the surface and a thick atmosphere - at a time when life was starting on its closest neighbour, the Earth. Mars now is cold, dry, with a harsh surface environment unprotected by a global magnetic field. We will look at the difference between Mars 3.8 billion years ago and now, and the prospects for life there. We discuss current and future missions to Mars, and in particular ESA's ExoMars rover and its objectives.
SuperNEMO and the mystery of matter
Dr Cheryl Patrick (Research Associate)
Why does the universe exist - how come it didn't disappear in a puff of antimatter? SuperNEMO experiment is trying to find out by looking for a radioactive decay that might not exist. We'll explain how using the power of song.