Smologies #14: ALIENS with Kevin Peter Hand


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A Smologies kid-friendly version of… ALIENS! EXTRATERRESTRIALS! MARTIANS! The phenomenal Dr. Kevin Peter Hand of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory dishes on the oceans of distant moons, methane rivers, ice crusts, the James Webb Space Telescope findings, what might be out there, aliens, what elements a planet needs to sustain life, and how finding extraterrestrial microbes would change the way we see life on this here tiny blue dot in space.

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Dr. Kevin Peter Hand's book: Alien Oceans: the Search for Life in the Depths of Space

Dr. Kevin Peter Hand on Twitter @alienoceans and Instagram @kevin_peter_hand

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