About the Episode
In this very first episode of Big Ideas Only, we’ll explore the topic of life in space: What it is, where we are looking, and how we hope to find it.
Today, our guest is Kai Finster, professor of Astrobiology at Aarhus University. He’ll touch on everything from why we are looking for exoplanets to what the habitable zone is and why life in space will (most likely) be unicellular.
Your host is Mikkel Svold, CEO of Montanus, who will guide you through this interesting topic of Life in Space.
In This Episode
Listed below are the most essential timestamps from the podcast episode to make it easier for you to find the topics that interest you.
01:01 What is astrobiology?
02:13 Are we alone in the Universe?
03:16 The definition of exoplanets
03:47 What is the habitable zone?
06:27 Life on Earth
07:28 Why does the possibility of life in space interest us?
09:44 How do we know water is a key ingredient of life?
13:13 Unicellular vs. multicellular life
19:06 What are we looking for on Mars?
32:03 Where will the research take us now?
38:54 Future missions on Mars