Aliens, extraterrestrials and flights to far away galaxies make for summer blockbusters and sci-fi novels. Some believe aliens are out there and NASA has launched a telescope to search for planets that could support life. An update on the search for E.T.

Guests

  • Alan Boss Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Jon Jenkins Principal Investigator for the SETI Institute at NASA Ames Research Center where he conducts research on data processing and detection algorithms for transiting extrasolar planet detection. He is the Analysis Lead for for NASA Discovery Program Kepler Mission.
  • Jill Tarter Director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute's Center for SETI Research. She was the lead for Project Phoenix, a decade-long SETI scrutiny of about 750 nearby star systems. The Jodie Foster character in the movie 'Contact' is largely based on Jill.
  • Eric Korpela SETI@home Project Scientist and Research Astronomer

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Maya Angelou: “Mom & Me & Mom” (Rebroadcast) – And Diane Signs Off

Friday, Dec 30 2016Maya Angelou came onto this program several times over the years. But in her last conversation with Diane, in 2013, she talked about writing about her fraught relationship with her mother for the first time. Her last words to Diane: “I love you, Diane Rehm. And I look forward to seeing you and talking to you again and again.” A year later, she died at the age of 86. In one of Diane's most treasured interviews, the women reflect on forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.