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Mar 2012 - In Search of another Earth

Earth is just one of 760 planets now discovered and scientists use many different ways to find them. Dr Zarb Adami spoke about how these were discovered and recent breakthroughs that have allowed us to image and study the atmospheres of planets around nearby stars.

The hunt for other worlds always brings to mind films like E.T., Contact, and in a worst-case scenario Aliens. The speaker did not shy from this topic, mentioning the fascinating physics that was serendipitously discovered and mistaken for communication from extra-terrestrial life. This quest for communication and identification of extra-terrestrial intelligence is currently ongoing at the University of Malta.