Marc Kaufman on First Contact

February 9, 2012

Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not.

For thousands of years, humans have wondered who and what might live beyond the confines of our planet. Now, a generation of out-of-the-box scientists are using everything in the world’s toolbox to develop the new science of astrobiology and bring us to the edge of the biggest breakthrough since Copernicus and Galileo.  Science writer Marc Kaufman gives us an overview.