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The Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe
Kelsey Johnson (University of Virginia)
What caused the Big Bang? Are black holes key to interstellar travel? And how close are we to discovering extraterrestrial life? These are some of the big questions that Kelsey Johnson covers in her fascinating class, “The Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe.”
Robin Hanson (George Mason University)
Robin Hanson has come up with a mathematical model that predicts when us earthlings will encounter an advanced alien civilization. Hint: It won’t happen anytime soon.
Stephen Finley (Louisiana State University)
UFO encounters are usually horror stories of abduction and alien implants. But Stephen Finley says many African Americans describe UFO encounters as positive experiences. This segment originally aired in 2018 on our sister show, BackStory, the American history podcast.
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