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Should we look for life elsewhere in the universe? - Aomawa Shields
"As the number of “potentially habitable” planets that astronomers find continues to rise, we seem ever closer to answering the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” But should we be looking for life elsewhere? If we were to find life in one of these worlds, should we try to contact any beings who may live there? Is that wise? Aomawa Shields navigates the murky waters of pursuing curiosity."

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“potentially habitable” planets
Is that wise?
Carl Sagan
Golden Record : Sounds from earth
Jimmy Carter
Solar System and Milky Way
Intergalactic HitchHiking
Stephen Hawking
What if aliens come as conquerors...
Aomawa Shields is an astronaut
Voyager Spacecraft Launching
Voyager & Pluto
Voyager & Interstellar space
Not looking at it can be risky.
Indiana Jones
We are all born curious

Video produced by Atypicalist ( formerly Boniato Studio) in 2016.


Design and Direction - Remi Cans
Written by - Aomawa Shields
Sound Design & Music - Erwann Chandon
Animation - Boniato Studio
Voice Over: Aomawa Shields

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