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SETI—The Search for Intelligent Life

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Life in Our Universe

SETI—The Search for Intelligent Life

Taught by Professor Laird Close | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In a lecture that "skims right on the edge of science fact and science fiction," delve into the search for extraterrestrial life, or SETI, as the method used to gauge the likelihood of intelligent communicating civilizations is known. Look closely at the Drake Equation—the mathematical rubric commonly used in the field of SETI—and consider the challenge of communicating across our enormous galaxy.


August 31, 2015