Videos from 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.

Found 22 videos in "Exolife Hangout" category

How To Colonize Mars w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin

8th Jun, 2017 - 9615 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

Von Neumann Probes and the Fermi Paradox

29th Jun, 2017 - 8631 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 that could, one day, be used to explore every facet o

The Great Silence: Where is Everybody?

25th May, 2017 - 6974 views

Sooo the live stream was really messed up and we had to send people over to Twitch, which streamed beautifully. This video was messed up afterward, but now appears fine, so I made it public again. So strange. Where is everybody? Why haven't we hea

Imaging the Surface of Proxima Centauri b

26th Apr, 2017 - 5801 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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exocube/planets-telescope-the-pathwa

Is Life Common in the Universe?

1st Jun, 2017 - 4788 views

How ubiquitous is life in the universe? Can life form easily from nothing or is it very difficult? Is life strewn throughout the cosmos? Watch this hangout to explore these questions and many more! The question of the commonality of life in the

What is the Probability of Other Technological Species?

20th Jul, 2017 - 4639 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 advances in exoplanet studies provide strong constrai

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

22nd Jun, 2017 - 4577 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

What's So Great About TRAPPIST-1?

15th Jun, 2017 - 4393 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 great about this system? Located only 40 light-y

Chances of Life on the Closest Exoplanets

4th May, 2017 - 4202 views

Support and learn more about the PLANETS Foundation here: https://www.planets.life/ 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

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Interstellar Civilizations?

30th Aug, 2017 - 4086 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

The Case for K Dwarf Stars

15th Jan, 2018 - 3672 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

Breakthrough Starshot Updates w/ Avi Loeb

27th Jul, 2017 - 3609 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