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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the search for life outside our planet

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson visited with Goddard's Space Flight Center Director Chris Scolese and the James Webb Space Telescope team at Goddard in Greenbelt, Md. on June 3, 2014.
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson visited with Goddard's Space Flight Center Director Chris Scolese and the James Webb Space Telescope team at Goddard in Greenbelt, Md. on June 3, 2014.

We’re on the hunt for life outside our own planet.

“Are we alone in the universe?” is one of the fundamental questions in science. New technology like planetary robots and massive space-based telescopes are getting us closer and closer to finally having an answer.

We’ll hear from astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson about those efforts -- and why he’s excited about getting an answer to that question.

And we’ll revisit a conversation from August 16, 2022 with University of Florida astrobiologist Amy Williams about one Martian rover’s decade on Mars and how Curiosity is helping us answer the ultimate question.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.<br/><br/>Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.
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