Episode 16, Mar 30, 2020, 04:00 AM
How do Scientists search for extraterrestrial life? If we discover aliens, what's our protocol for making contact? And if we do find them..will ET look like us? All these extraterrestrial related questions (and a whole lot more) are answered by our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy.
Below you can find links to further reading on the topics discussed in this episode.
- Astronomers use sophisticated equipment to listen farther and peer deeper into the universe than ever before
- For an alien-seeking scientist, "life" means any living form including microbes on distant exoplanet
- Life could theoretically exist on Mars, or on Europa, a moon of Jupiter,
- The first reported flying saucer sighting was in 1947,
Interview with Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer and Institute Fellow with the SETI Institute on the story: Is It Time To Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?
NEWS UPDATE with Live Science reporter Stephanie Pappas: Could E.T. Have Bugged a Space Rock to Listen In on Earthlings?
Mystery #3: Will ET Look Like Us?
- Depictions of Aliens in popular culture have often been very humanlike in their appearance
- In England references to little green men or children dates back to the 12th century green children of Woolpit.
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Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms
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