Videos from Exolife Hangout

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Found 22 videos in "Exolife Hangout" category

Breakthrough Starshot Updates w/ Avi Loeb

27th Jul, 2017 - 3558 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 demonstrate proof of concept for ultra-fast light-dri

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Interstellar Civilizations?

30th Aug, 2017 - 3987 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 their centers. In 2016 Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano co-aut

Can we find life in exoplanet atmospheres?

18th Oct, 2017 - 2378 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 for life signs. By using polar spectrometers they

Chances of Life on the Closest Exoplanets

4th May, 2017 - 4100 views

Support and learn more about the PLANETS Foundation here: Of the 50 exoplanets closest to Earth, which ones are most likely to harbor life? We now know there are more planets in our galaxy than there are stars. On average

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

22nd Jun, 2017 - 4496 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 within 70 light years of Earth. The PLANETS Foun

Detecting Stellar Civilizations Using Waste Heat Signatures

20th Sep, 2017 - 3374 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 utilize. The thermal radiation from this heat can be a t

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

23rd Aug, 2017 - 1864 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. Please subscribe to this channel and activate n

ExoLife Communication

11th May, 2017 - 2350 views

How can we ever hope to communicate with any life in the universe if we find it? What are the methods available? What are the challenges? Is it even possible? Life in the universe may be common or it may be rare, we don't know yet. For all we know,

Exolife Hangout: Happy Pi Day!

14th Mar, 2018 - 1956 views

This week we'll talk about Pi Day, Stephen Hawking's death, the GAO report on the JWST mission and much, much more.

Finding Earth 2.0

26th Feb, 2018 - 3391 views

Finding another planet like Earth outside of our solar system is now a possibility like never before. More than at any other time in human history, we have to tools to begin finding Earth's twin.

How To Colonize Mars w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin

8th Jun, 2017 - 9191 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 colonize it? Is the colonization of Mars an achieva

Imaging the Surface of Proxima Centauri b

26th Apr, 2017 - 5510 views

Is it possible to directly image the surface of Proxima Centaur b? Watch this hangout and find out! Please checkout the new Kickstarter Campaign for the PLANETS Foundation: