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Looking for E.T.'s Laser Beam: An Optical SETI Update

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Air Date: 07/12/2010
Run Time: 0:28:52

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Harvard's Paul Horowitz, accompanied by grad student Curtis Mead, gives us an update on the search for dazzling though brief pulses of light transmitted by alien civilizations. Emily Lakdawalla looks for specks of asteroid in the recently-returned Hayabusa probe. Bill Nye the Planetary Guy shares an exciting development in rocket science. Bruce Betts asks Mat Kaplan if he caught the solar eclipse, and shares a new What's Up space trivia contest question with listeners.

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