The Aliens Are Coming! - The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe-logo

The Aliens Are Coming! - The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

Ben Miller

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Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions of all: Is there life beyond Earth? For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years-as our probes begin to escape the solar system, and our telescopes reveal thousands of Earthlike planets-scientists have taken huge leaps toward an answer. "Forget science fiction," author Ben Miller writes. "We are living through one of the most extraordinary revolutions in the history of science: the emergent belief of a generation of physicists, biologists, and chemists that we are not alone." The Aliens Are Coming! is a refreshingly clear, hugely entertaining guide to the search for alien life. Miller looks everywhere for insight, from the Big Bang's sea of energy that somehow became living matter, to the equations that tell us Earth is not so rare, to the clues bacteria hold to how life started. And he makes the case that our growing understanding of life itself will help us predict whether it exists elsewhere, what it might look like, and when we might find it.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 39m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:27