Living Dangerously

Wave height estimates from the March 2011 tsunami caused by the Japanese earthquake. Image Credit: US Geological Survey

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan remind us just how dangerous our planet can be. In this podcast, Dr. David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, discusses our violent Earth, explaining why earthquakes, severe weather, and other aspects of the dynamic environment may be necessary for life to exist. What can other worlds in our solar system — such as Mars, Venus, and Saturn’s moon Titan — teach us about the conditions necessary for life as we know it?

Listen to Dr. Grinspoon’s podcast "Living Dangerously," part of the Astrobiology Connection series, by clicking on the “play” button below, or by visiting Astrobiology Magazine’s podcast pages.

 


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Join Dr. David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as he discusses our violent Earth, explaining why earthquakes, severe weather, and other aspects of the dynamic environment may be necessary for life to exist. Clicking on this link will launch a separate page for this podcast in your browser.