Videos from Exolife Hangout

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Found 22 videos in "Exolife Hangout" category

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

23rd Aug, 2017 - 1.7k 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 Hangout: Happy Pi Day!

14th Mar, 2018 - 1.8k views

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

Making Contact with Dr. Jill Tarter

29th Jan, 2018 - 2.1k views

This hangout features a giant in the field of SETI research: Dr. Jill Tarter. In this ExoLife Hangout we invite Dr. Jill Tarter, co-founder of the SETI Institute, to talk about her new book Making Contact. Tarter’s work has brought her wide recogn

ExoLife Communication

11th May, 2017 - 2.3k 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,

Can we find life in exoplanet atmospheres?

18th Oct, 2017 - 2.3k 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

Will We Ever Find Life on Mars?

4th Oct, 2017 - 2.7k 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 and the most likely candidate to find life in the s

The Case for K Dwarf Stars

15th Jan, 2018 - 3k views

What types of stars are most likely to have planets that harbor complex life? Astronomers (and everyone else for that matter) are very interested in finding out if there is life in the universe besides our own. One area of inquiry has been about

Should the Singularity be something to fear?

1st Nov, 2017 - 3.1k 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 agrees on, the rapid improvement and pace of all our tech

Finding Earth 2.0

26th Feb, 2018 - 3.2k 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.

Detecting Stellar Civilizations Using Waste Heat Signatures

20th Sep, 2017 - 3.3k 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 utilize. The thermal radiation from this heat can be a t

The Future of SETI w/ Ground-Based Telescopes

18th May, 2017 - 3.3k views

Where are we in our search for extraterrestrial life? What is the future and how will ground-based telescopes help? The first modern SETI experiment was created by Frank Drake in 1960 with Project Ozma. Over 50 years later, we still haven't heard

Breakthrough Starshot Updates w/ Avi Loeb

27th Jul, 2017 - 3.4k 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