Habitats Not for Humanity

Presenter: Seth Shostak, SETI Institute
When: April 19, 2010 1PM PDT

We place sharks in aquariums and elephants in zoos – to observe and conserve. But what if aliens have done the same to us? We’ll hear from Stephen King on a doomed result of a domed experiment – hatched by off-Earth beings, and why captivity may actually save some species on this planet.

Plus, you’re entering the Habitable Zone: which is the best bet for life elsewhere in the Solar System – Europa, Enceladus or Mars?
Guests:

Stephen King – Novelist, author of Under the Dome: A Novel Jim Kasting – Geoscientist, Penn State University and author of How to Find a Habitable Planet (Science Essentials) Oliver Morton – Journalist, author of Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet John Fraser – Director for the Institute for Learning Innovations and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College CUNY Amanda Hendrix – Planetary Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bob Pappalardo – Planetary Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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This episode was tagged with: aliens astrobiology oceanography Mars Europa Enceladus universe

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