Planet formation and the search for life [Astro et al Ep.9]

How do planets form? What material do the form from? How can we look for life? Will we be able to find something that resembles life? In this episode I talk to Christian Eistrup about simulation on planet formation, Christian is a P.h.D student at Leiden University. We talked about chemistry, accretion discs, what happens if we find Oxygen out there? Are there chemical reactions in planet-forming regions?

Astrochemistry, spectra, molecules in space and life outside our planet [Astro et al Ep.8]

Chemistry is a really important tool for astronomy and it is often forgotten, how to create a lab spectra? How can we find molecules in space? Are there any organic molecules in the galaxy? Is it really possible to make water like the in the Martian movie? What is the difference between Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics? All of that and more in this episode with Kirstin Doney, from the Leiden University.