51st ESLAB Symposium - Extreme habitable worlds
The 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”, took place 04-08 December 2017 at the European Space Agencies’ European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The symposium covered a variety of interdisciplinary themes regarding extreme habitability on Earth, in the solar system and throughout the universe.
- Venus, Earth, and Mars —the first 500 million years
- Planetary habitability processes: accretion, evolution, impacts, ingredients
- Evolution of habitability and settings for origins of life at Earth
- Earth extreme habitats: natural (surface and subsurface), artificial and sustainable
- Life support systems in Earth extreme places and in orbit, human spaceflight
- Making the Moon habitable
- Mars past, current , and future habitability
- Asteroid and small body habitats
- Outer solar system: Sub-surface Habitability at icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn
- Effects of space weather and Astrophysical hazards
- Planetary protection and measuring extreme biomarkers
- Stellar, interstellar and interplanetary ingredients for extreme habitability
- Engineering of travel to and exploration of Extreme Habitable Worlds
- Finding and Characterising Habitable Exoplanets: Proxima Centauri, Trappist1 and beyond
- Galactic and Extragalactic Habitability
- Education, outreach, societal, philosophical & artistic views on "Extreme Habitable Worlds"