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What If There Is Life on Venus? - with Sara Seager

Sept. 18, 2020

Sign up for the Great Courses Plus today and enjoy the first month for free: https://bit.ly/podcast-great-courses-plus The world was rocked recently by the announcement that signs of life might have been discovered on Venus? Unbelievable. Is the hottest planet in the Solar System showing signs of microbial life in its atmosphere? Could this be the historic discovery that is the first real domino to fall in the ultimate search for life beyond Earth? So many questions, so few answers. But who better to help us understand the significance of this groundbreaking announcement than the co-author of the seminal paper in Nature astronomy, MIT's Professor Sara Seager. She is not only helping drive this research through her world renowned expertise in studying exoplanet atmospheres, but is also planning to spearhead a mission to Venus in the very near future to answer, once and for all, whether we have indeed discovered life on the planet Venus. Join Peter, Richard and Pr. Sara Seager for this game-changer episode of What If Discussed. Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.   Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.   Join us online: Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show If you’d like to sponsor this podcast, please get in contact with our partners at Notorious - [email protected] Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh  Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Artwork: Alex Griffith Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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