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Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss the search for extraterrestrial life

Devils Tower National Monument is silhouetted against the night sky in Wyoming. Long exposure astrophotography.
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Devils Tower National Monument is silhouetted against the night sky in Wyoming.

This hour, our week of discussions about life in the universe continues as we talk with two prominent astrophysicists about the possibility of life outside Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank is part of a team of scientists who are currently using the most advanced technology to search for life on other planets. This hour, we talked with Frank about that work and what would happen if they found something. Plus, we'll talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson about the likelihood of life on other planets and the variety of life here on Earth.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is presenting “Delusions of Space Enthusiasts” on December 1, 2023, at 8 p.m. at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. 


Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

You can stream all of our Astronaughty Week shows, where we explore the possibility of extraterrestrial life, in the player below.

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.