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The Galileo Project: A Giant Step For Mankind In Search Of Alien Life

The Galileo Project lead, Professor Avi Loeb, world-renowned astrophysicist at Harvard University and best selling author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth spent years studying the skies for signs of extraterrestrial life and says he has found proof of their existence at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Professor Loeb just completed a $1.5m expedition searching for signs of a mysterious meteor dubbed IM1 (Interstellar Meteor 1) that crashed off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 2014 and is believed to have come from interstellar space.

Professor Loeb and his colleagues have discovered at least 50 tiny spherical iron fragments near the fireball path of the first recognized interstellar meteor, IM1. They discovered the 50 tiny spherules, or molten droplets, using a magnetic sled that was dropped from the expedition vessel the Silver Star 2km beneath the surface of the pacific ocean.

ePa Live had the opportunity to speak with Professor Loeb, a returning guest on the program, about his monumental findings that could answer the age old question: Are we alone?

ePa Live: Future Risks And Benefits Of AI Systems

ePa Live Guest:

Abraham Avi Loeb

Harvard Professor and leading Astrophysicist, Avi Loeb joined the show from Cambridge, MA. In addition to being a Harvard Professor and Best-Selling Author, Dr. Loeb is leading The Galileo Project: In Search of Technological Interstellar Object, a $2.2 million dollar expedition to retrieve a possible Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon or UAP called Oumuamua that crashed near Papua New Guinea nearly a decade ago. Oumuamua could be a product of extraterrestrial technology.  Dr. Loeb also writes about Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems. His recent piece on Medium dives into future risks of AI and the legal ramifications of its use and place in society.

“Extraterrestrials could be out there and the only way to find out is by searching for their relics through our telescopes, is the approach taken by the Galileo Project.” – Dr. Loeb

Dr. Loeb, is director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Dr. Loeb answers the question of the day:

A conversation about the future risks and benefits of AI with Harvard Professor and leading Astrophysicist, Avi Loeb: