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Maybe We've Already Made First Contact…

Season 11 Episode 23 | 10m 28s

There are hundreds of billions of planets in our galaxy. Scientists now think hundreds of millions of them have conditions where life could arise. What do scientists think are the best ways of reaching out to them? And why do some scientists think that we shouldn't?

Aired: 01/14/24
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Here's why you aren't built like a lobster.
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The cosmic distance ladder is the world’s longest ruler, built to measure the universe.
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A cosmic soup hadn’t existed in 13.8 billion years. Now, scientists cook it up in a lab.