Jill Tarter has spent her career on a question she may never solve: are we alone in the universe? We talk to Dr. Tarter as well as the science journalist Sarah Scoles, author of the new book Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
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This episode was made possible with funding from Westcoast Women in Engineering Science and Technology.
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