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Our Island Universe

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Our Island Universe is a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth.

  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: The promise of exoplanet Ross 128 b.Read more about Ross 128 b
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    On this episode of Our Island Universe: What we already know about our recent interstellar visitor, Oumaumau. Learn more about OumaumauShanil Virani,…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: How SETI is changing the way we search for intelligent life in the Universe.Read more about Optical SETI Shanil…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: If there is a high probability of life in the universe, why haven't we ever been contacted by another form of…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: What do we know about the origins of life on Earth?Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium,…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: NASA is preparing to launch a solar probe designed to learn more about the temperature zones of our sun.Learn more…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: Taking steps to protect alien life as we explore the galaxy.Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: Why did we crash Cassini into Saturn at the end of it's mission?Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: The promise and potential of space exploration and how it's driving our species forward.Shanil Virani, Director of…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: While our reasons for going to the moon the first time may have been political, our achievement led to much more…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: The roots of our need to explore and discover started with our migration out of Africa and our search for new…
  • On this episode of Our Island Universe: Evidence that since we arrived on the scene, Homo sapiens have been exploring the world.Shanil Virani, Director of…