Astrobiology is just a bunch of scientists trying to figure out what aliens look like, right? Wrong. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss how this exciting, multidisciplinary field of science asks essential questions not just about the cosmos, but about the history of life on Earth.
Of course it's also about pondering the sorts of extremophile life that might exist in the strangest corners of our galaxy. But the scientific riches of astrobiology also spill over into the world of cancer research. Just what do tumors have to do with life on other worlds? All this and more shall be revealed.