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ECLECTICIST: Extraterrestrial Life

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Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

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Wrap Up

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Broadcast: 30th August, 2015

Last update: 2nd September, 2015

Introduction

Topic Overview

From the most corpulent blue whale down to the tiniest viral particle—everything that has ever lived has done so on our very own tectonically plated, watery shrouded, iron cored four billion year old mote of dust. Or maybe not. Perhaps, despite the disappointing lack of findings from the SETI programme, there is a single planet or moon orbiting one of the 200 billion or so stars in the galaxy harbouring what we would recognise as life. Are we alone? Would we ever detect alien life given the distances involved? What are the odds?

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Glossary

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Wrap Up

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Powers of 10 (1977) (YouTube)

Arecibo Observatory

SETI Institute