Look at Mars in this video.
The World We Dream — Jill Tarter, Chair, SETI Institute. Putting a man on the moon was once simply a dream. What are some of today’s most innovative and thought provoking visions for our future? Image: NASA/JAXA
This is a fascinating message about how we all came to know and understand ourselves better as a collective humanity or earthlings, even as we seek to know the universe outside of our planet. The red planet Mars looks intriguing, and I hope more studies can be made on this planet as time goes by.
As shared by the presenter, perhaps extraterrestrial life does not necessarily live by the same principles of nature that we earthlings do, such as being dependent on liquid water for survival. I agree with the message that when we look at ourselves from a cosmic perspective, we all can learn to celebrate our commonalities instead of letting our perceived differences divide us. After all, we are also intergalactic beings, not just earthlings – as the message puts it, we are made of stardust and we have come a long way to study the evolution of stars (ourselves) today.
- SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Recalls ‘Contact,’ 15 Years On (universetoday.com)
- A new way to fund space exploration, from 2009 TED Prize winner Jill Tarter (ted.com)
- SETI: The Search Goes On (universetoday.com)
- Visualizing the possibility of intelligent life in the Milky Way (ted.com)
- SETI Institute Receives $3.5 Million Donation (spaceref.com)
- Experts Agree: These Are the Best Space Photos Ever (mashable.com)
- Why Humans May Be the Biggest Hurdle for Interstellar Travel (space.com)
- Cosmic Ray of Intergalactic Service