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Astrobiology: the science of speculation

If you haven’t watched the Jodie Foster film Contact, watch it now. We’ll wait.

Good, you’re back. So, do you believe she was transported through a wormhole to a distant civilization? If you do, this course is for you. It’s also for you if you don’t, because as a science, astrobiology applies rigorous critical reasoning to basic questions like ‘Is there anybody else out there?’, ‘What other forms of life are possible apart from us?’ and ‘What are the conditions elsewhere in the cosmos that might support life?’