Outing #14: Is There Life Out There?
VLT & ALMA Telescopes, Chile
Today we decided to journey beyond our solar system with a special guest: astronomer and science journalist Kathy Kornei!
We also visited the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and Atacama Large Millimiter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescopes in Chile. These telescopes, and many more around the world and in space, allow us to explore the universe, even finding other planets that could hold life.
To start, get a sense of what is out there and the relative size of objects in the universe by visiting the Size of Space web app.
Then, find where VLT and ALMA are located in Chile.
Finally, learn more about exoplanets with SciShow Kids.
What object in the universe do you find most interesting and why?
Do you think that there is life on other planets? Why or why not?
How could we find out if there is life beyond Earth?
Image credit: Created by Eli Kellett using PicsArt