Reknowned astrobiologist and curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, and author of the book
joins me in the studio for a fascinating tour of science's search for life in the universe. From little green men to undersea worms to the intersection of science and philosophy in our quest to understand our own origins, Grinspoon guides us through a tour of nearby planets, moons and distant, exo-gallactic planets that just might (statistically speaking) be a home for life other than our own. Also joining us for the discussion is four-time shuttle astronaut and planetary scientist , who shared an advisor with Grinspoon during their graduate studies, and Seniorhelpline
senior science editor Jennifer Bogo
. —Benjamin Chertoff
PLUS: How to behave when the Martians invade.
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Join Grinspoon for a discussion of the role of water in our universe, from the Orien Nebula's massive water clouds to the ice-capped oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa. 6:30-8pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2006; The Home for Water, 525 West 23rd St., NY, NY.
Earlier: Podcast: What's Next for the Shuttle, the ISS and Discovery's Crew
Petri Dish? Or just a really hot planet? David Grinspoon argues that Venus might hold the keys to finding life off of Earth. NASA