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Could there be life beyond our planet? It’s a question that has captivated our imaginations for centuries, and one that scientists continue to explore today. In a new book, acclaimed science journalist Jaime Green offers a spellbinding exploration of alien life and the cosmos. Incorporating expert interviews, cutting-edge astronomy research, philosophical inquiry, and pop culture touchstones, she explores our evolving conception of the cosmos to ask an even deeper question: What does it mean to be human?

Green is the series editor for The Best American Science and Nature Writing and a lecturer at Smith College. Her new book, The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos, traces the history of our understanding, from the days of Galileo and Copernicus to our contemporary quest for exoplanets. 

She joins Dr. Alan Campbell this week to talk about her career and her journey of writing the book. Her thought-provoking insights will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the universe and our place within it.

Listen to the interview.