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Bob Berman's strange universe: Hall of mirrors

November 2007: Astronomy leads us to deep issues, some so profound we can't hande them.
Astronomy leads us to deep issues. Many are so profound, we can't even handle them.

Take the question of intelligence lurking throughout the cosmos. This topic arises when we look for life beneath the martian surface or perform SETI searches. We assume life is out there, but we don't know its limits. Some think Earth's biosphere is a single interconnected organism named Gaia. Might that be true elsewhere? Could Jupiter be an unrecognized life-form?

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