Astronomy: Humans versus ET and NASA dumps big project

Weekend Variety Wireless 24/02/2018

Stardome Astronomer Dr Grant Christie with the week’s astronomical news.

Dr Christie addresses the serious question “are we alone in the universe?” but much more close to home, has life only originated on Earth once... and is anybody looking hard enough to answer the question?

So, what if extra-terrestrial life is discovered? What would be the Earthling response to the confirmed discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence and should we say hello?

After some high solar activity aurora chances are high in the south and you can catch a plane to chase them.

Dr Christie says if bacteria is found on Mars, that's one thing...

It's another thing altogether to have communication.

Listen to the full audio with Grant Christie above.

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