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Orbital Path

46 EpisodesProduced by PRXWebsite

Astronomer Michelle Thaller takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on Earth. From podcast powerhouse PRX, with support from the Sloan Foundation.

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Must Be Aliens

Host Michelle Thaller talks with astronomer and author Phil Plait of Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog about this conundrum: why are humans so quick to explain the unknowns of the cosmos as aliens? And why is this healthy imagination important in science?

This is our first episode of Orbital Path, a new monthly series from PRX. Learn more here and check out our other science series, Transistor.

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