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

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

What's So Great About TRAPPIST-1?

15th Jun, 2017 - 4.2k 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

What is the Probability of Other Technological Species?

20th Jul, 2017 - 4.4k 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

Von Neumann Probes and the Fermi Paradox

29th Jun, 2017 - 7k 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 - 6.2k 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

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

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

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

Is Life Common in the Universe?

1st Jun, 2017 - 4.5k 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

Imaging the Surface of Proxima Centauri b

26th Apr, 2017 - 5.2k 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

How To Colonize Mars w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin

8th Jun, 2017 - 8.6k 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