Exolife Hangout

Join us each week as we discuss the latest discoveries of planets around other stars, the possibility of life on these other worlds, the challenges of getting to these distant planets and much, much more.

Showing 18 videos in "Exolife Hangout" category

Should the Singularity be something to fear?

1st Nov, 2017  -  2.5k views

Help support Deep Astronomy by getting one month free trial of The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/AVDF30fiZ33 Whether you believe in the singularly or not, there’s one thing that everyone agree...

Can we find life in exoplanet atmospheres?

18th Oct, 2017  -  2k views

Join us for the latest in our ExoLife Hangouts! When astronomers build telescopes to find life on nearby exoplanets, they're built with a wide range of capabilities including analyzing atmospheres ...

Will We Ever Find Life on Mars?

4th Oct, 2017  -  2.4k views

Want some great online courses in astronomy? Check out The Great Courses Plus, get one month free trial here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/DeepAstronomy Mars is the closest planet to Earth a...

Detecting Stellar Civilizations Using Waste Heat Signatures

20th Sep, 2017  -  3k views

Can we find stellar civilizations by looking for their waste heat? New research suggests that it is possible, and practical. Earth-like civilizations generate heat from the energy that they utiliz...

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Interstellar Civilizations?

30th Aug, 2017  -  3.5k views

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Ancient Civilizations? Globular clusters are a spherical collection of stars very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them relatively high stellar densities toward th...

Dr Robert Zubrin: Some Reasons Why NASA Has Problems Getting Us to Mars - Exolife Hangout Excerpt

23rd Aug, 2017  -  1.4k views

We have been releasing segments from our weekly live hangouts held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This hangout originally aired on June 7th, 2017. The Exolife Hangout is held every Wednesday at 5pm ET...

Breakthrough Starshot Updates w/ Avi Loeb

27th Jul, 2017  -  2.9k views

My Mic echo goes away about three minutes in. I figured out the cause and fixed it. Can we really travel to other stars? Can Breakthrough Starshot meet its goals? Breakthrough Starshot aims to dem...

What is the Probability of Other Technological Species?

20th Jul, 2017  -  3.8k views

Can there be other technological civilizations in our Milky Way Galaxy? Tune in this week as we discuss with Dr. Adam Frank the cosmic frequency of technological species in the Universe. Recent adv...

Von Neumann Probes and the Fermi Paradox

29th Jun, 2017  -  4.8k views

Can the galaxy be colonized in a reasonable time using Von Neumann probes? Named after the Hungarian-born American mathematician John von Neumann, a Von Neumann probe is a self-replicating device tha...

Colossus: Finding alien life with a new type of telescope.

22nd Jun, 2017  -  3.6k views

The PLANETS Foundation is currently building a prototype for a revolutionary new type of large-scale telescope called Colossus, designed to find and characterize life on the nearest 300 star systems w...

What's So Great About TRAPPIST-1?

15th Jun, 2017  -  3.6k views

Since the discovery of this system of seven terrestrial planets around an obscure, cool, red-dwarf star some 40 light years away, astronomers and the public have become very excited. Why? What's so g...

How To Colonize Mars w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin

8th Jun, 2017  -  4.8k views

Can we REALLY colonize Mars or is this a pipe-dream? How will we get there? The presence of water on Mars makes it arguably the most hospitable of the planets in the Solar System, but how will we c...