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A new kind of life?

Duration: 04:54

Dallas speaks to NASA astrobiologist Dr Felisa Wolfe-Simon about the discovery of arsenic-loving microbes. Does this mean that life on Earth has arisen not once, but twice? If so, then it has profound implications for the Drake Equation and the search for alien life.

Available since: Fri 10 Dec 2010

Credits

Presenter
Dallas Campbell
Director
Tim Usborne
Producer
Tim Usborne
Producer
Ed Booth
Executive Producer
Tina Fletcher
Executive Producer
Dermot Caulfield

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The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

Film about the equation used to estimate the number of extra-terrestrial civilisations.

First broadcast: 14 Dec 2010

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