I was a science fiction geek from an early age, enthralled by the questions of life in the universe. As I got older, I learned that space exploration was real. I wanted to get involved in that. I knew I wanted to be a scientist.
Certainly for me, as an astrobiologist, science fiction has played an important role. One of the quandaries of our field is that we are trying to study and search for something – life – that we can’t define in a rigorous way. We only have one example of a biosphere, so we can’t really give […]
Even as a kid enthralled with science fiction, I wondered about the role of people in the long-term evolution of the Earth, the far future and the fate of humanity.
A lot of the science fiction that I grew up reading was written when we still thought that Venus might be an oceanic planet.
There are other planets besides the Earth and Mars. I’d like to remind you that studying Venus is vital to understanding life elsewhere.