Michael L. Wong is a research associate in the Univeristy of Washington’s Astrobiology program studying planetary atmospheres, habitability, biosignatures, and the emergence of life. He also hosts a podcast called Strange New Worlds, which examines science, technology, and culture through the lens of Star Trek.
Astrobiology is the discipline that explores the origin of life in the universe, and whether life exists anywhere other than Earth. It’s an increasingly exciting field according to University of Washington Research Associate Michael Wong. Mike reviews the current thinking and provides some of the chemical basis for life as we know it, and possibly as we don’t know it.