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Planetary RadioJuly 12, 2010

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

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Paul Horowitz

Astrophysicist, Harvard University

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Curtis Mead

Research Assistant, All-Sky Optical SETI

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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