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[Rerun] The search for extraterrestrial life 1

Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? And if there is, why do we never hear from other civilizations? Over the years, our horizon is rapidly expanding in the pursuit of extraterrestrial life. A nice handful of planets and moons in our Solar System have flowing water and the opportunity to host life. If we look at other solar systems, over the last 10 years it has been discovered that it is quite common for the stars to be orbited by planetary systems, and quite a few have the size of the Earth and are at a distance from the local star that could be habitable for life.

In this conversation (in Danish) between astrophysicist Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Research at the Niels Bohr Institute, and Science Journalist Jens Degett, they look at the science of searching for extraterrestrial life and the possibility that the humans will colonize the Universe themselves.

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The podcast was produced with support from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.