Life in Space: Searching for Aliens and Living on a Nearby Super-Earth

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Life in Space: Searching for Aliens and Living on a Nearby Super-Earth

Recently, NASA discovered the first nearby super-Earth that researchers believe contain “habitable zones.”

With this new discovery alongside the buzz of Elon Musk’s vision for a colony on Mars and Jeff Bezo’s floating space pod colonies, are we close to living in space?

Or perhaps we’ll find alien life before that happens? Astronomers are now searching for flashes of lights that could be coming from other life.

Listen to Chris Impey, who teaches astronomy and astrobiology at the University of Arizona and on Coursera. Below, he dives into the likelihood of alien life and when he estimates humans will live in space (or at least visit Mars).

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