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We could kick-start life on another planet. Should we? | Betül Kaçar

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We could kick-start life on another planet. Should we? | Betül Kaçar

“Life makes our planet an incredibly exotic place compared to the rest of the known universe,” says astrobiologist Betul Kacar, whose research uses statistics and mathematical models to simulate ancient environments and gather insights into the origins of existence. She gives a fascinating talk about how deeper understandings of chemistry can lead to the secret sauce for sparking life elsewhere on the planets.

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“Life makes our planet an incredibly exotic place compared to the rest of the known universe,” says astrobiologist Betul Kacar, whose research uses statistics and mathematical models to simulate ancient environments and gather insights into the origins of existence. She discusses the possibility of deeper understanding of chemical to unlock the secret sauce to sparking life elsewhere on the planets. And she asks the important question, “If we could jump-start all life in the universe,” should we?

This talk was presented at an official TED conference. It was chosen by TED editors to be featured.

Betul Kacar studies the foundations of life on Earth to understand the potential for life in space.

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