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Hear the latest in the alien sciences

Watch various scientists discuss their work and its applications to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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Seth Shostak is the senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.

In his May story, “What happens when we detect alien life,” Seth Shostak speculated on the likely consequences, both immediate and distant, of a positive result in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). It’s a topic that has long fascinated mankind, and Shostak, as well as colleagues of his at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, have often spoken on the subject. With such evocative subject matter, who wouldn’t?

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