Compared to the rest of the universe, we on Earth are a tiny speck. Many have wondered from academia to Hollywood whether or not we are alone in the universe. After all, wouldn’t it be such a waste of space if we were alone? Renowned astronomer and author of Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System Ray Jayawardhana explains new scientific discoveries of the planets and planetary system and discusses how astronomers use biomarkers to seek possible life on other worlds.
Jayawardhana was recently interviewed on Charlotte NPR about what he has found on new planets and the possibility of other life forms. Listen to the interview here.