Jeffrey Bennett is the author of several college textbooks dealing with astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He has written two books for the general public and is also the creator and author of the children's series "Science Adventures with Max the Dog." Dr. Bennett served two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA headquarters where he created numerous educational programs for the Hubble Space Telescope and other space science missions. In addition, he is one of the founders of Big Kid Science, a new company dedicated to educating and inspiring children with the wonders of science.
Astronomer, teacher, and writer Jeffrey Bennett discussed the variety of ways man is searching for life in the universe, including both SETI and various missions launched in outer space, as well as the implications ET life presents to humankind. He outlined three possibilities to the question-- where is alien life (sometimes referred to as the Fermi Paradox). First hour guest, author and health freedom advocate Ty Bollinger spoke in favor of alternative or natural cancer treatments, which he said are typically suppressed by the "cancer industry." ... More »Host: George Noory
Astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennett discussed possibilities for life in the universe, as well as space travel and exploration. A functioning space elevator, a concept first proposed by Arthur C. Clarke, is described in one of Bennett's books. The docking station would be positioned in geosynchronous orbit with a cable attached to the earth. Traveling at 800mph, the elevator ride would take three days, he explained. While Bennett doesn't see evidence for past civilizations on Mars, he believes there's a high probability for microbial life to be found there. Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears to be a true ocean world, he said, and may also harbor some form of life in its waters. There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on all the beaches of Earth, he said. This suggests to him that life beyond Earth is inevitable, and we are not the center of the universe.A "UFO agnostic," Bennett said he hasn't seen strong enough evidence to prove that Earth has b ... More »Host: George Noory