#348 – Nathalie Cabrol: Search for Alien Life

Nathalie Cabrol is an astrobiologist at the SETI Institute, directing the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:47) – Working in extreme environments
(11:26) – Water and life on Mars
(19:31) – Origin of life
(37:00) – Complexity
(40:37) – AI
(49:23) – Extinction
(57:06) – Fermi Paradox
(1:10:48) – SETI research
(1:13:39) – Diving in volcanic lakes
(1:32:57) – Surviving an earthquake on a volcano
(1:43:37) – Resilience of life
(1:51:31) – Life below the surface of Mars
(2:00:26) – Depression
(2:04:08) – Mortality