15 Jun Aliens: The Big Think
Aliens: The Big Think
Aliens have been a source of human fascination forever. Many origin stories of civilizations start with divine beings descending from the heavens and giving man the knowledge to overcome nature. In pop culture, we’ve imagined what aliens might look like and how they would behave. Would they be awkward and clumsy but have magic-like powers? Will they be alpha predators who kill everything in their path? Are they strange squid-like beings who communicate in a language that can predict the future? Or is it even possible that life could have sprung up in the universe besides us?
Professor Martin Rees wants to find out and he’s teamed up with some of the brightest minds in the world to do so. What would aliens really look like? Why is it so hard to find them? Find out what we know about life in outer space.
Thursday at 10 PM on Da Vinci (ch 308, July 2nd)