A handout image made available 19 January 2012 by the European Southern Observatory, showing this unusual view of the Helix Nebula, located 700 light-years away. (EPA/ESO/VISTA/J. EMERSON / HANDOUT)
November 24, 2014
Would you believe it if astronomers told you we’re close to finding aliens? It could happen in two decades, according to Seth Shostak at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute. His confidence lies in new technology and the discovery of Earth-like planets. But with a lack of funding and no evidence, could we actually find ET? Join our conversation with Shostak at 1930GMT.