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Earth—Power of the Planet: Rare Earth

Saturday, January 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Beckman Auditorium

Our planet is unique in the solar system, perhaps even in the galaxy. It has taken four and a half billion years to turn the Earth from a hostile, barren rock into the life-giving world we know today. In this film, we will explore some key chapters in Earth's past - from the formation of the Moon, to mass extinctions of life - and ask how essential these chance events were for the emergence of complex life, including us.

Christopher Spalding, a graduate student in Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

Series: Science Saturdays Series—Matinees for All Ages
$10 (general admission)
For more information, please phone 626-395-4652 or email

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