Gravity Assist: The History of the Future, with Steven Dick

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People have long wondered whether there is life beyond Earth, but it is only recently that scientists have been able to apply the tools of space exploration to go after this question. In 1996, the Allan Hills Meteorite shook the world as scientists debated whether it had tiny fossils inside of it that came from Mars. The consensus is that this rock does not contain Martian fossils, but the questions it raised energized many researchers. Today, the field of astrobiology is looking at how life arose on Earth and where else in the solar system and beyond life could exist. Beyond these scientific investigations, there are also philosophical questions one could ask. Would we be ready as a society for such a groundbreaking discovery? Astronomer and historian Steven Dick tells us there are many approaches to consider and many questions we should ask ourselves to get ready, in case extraterrestrial life is found.

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  1. julie-Anne Lanham

    You will never ever find life outside of earth unless you run into an angel or 2 😂

  2. r2d23678

    Lies we never been to space

  3. J

    Never Actually Seen Anything.

  4. Carrie Konk

    Go west young man should now be go to the stars young man. ⭐️

  5. Martoz

    That’s super cool! 😍👌😂

  6. GamingwithApex

    33 views 36 seconds ago and 3 comments ok

  7. Uriel Beltrán

    Read the bible. Is no more life in another planet.

  8. Danny PlayzGamz!


  9. Samprit Giri

    Do NASA really read our comments?

  10. Esma nur Acar

    Please open the Blue Moon livestream!🥺❤️

  11. Rosa Isela Vidal Flores

    Beautiful, this is amazing❤🌚

  12. Phil

    Ok Zippy

  13. Justin Y Father

    Nice name Steven

  14. John B

    The human species still doesn’t understand, or accept the DIFFERENCE, between LIFE, and the experience/Universe.
    LIFE is the “Observer”, and NOT part of the Experience/human/Earth/Universe.

  15. Yisi Bos


  16. Evan Sherman



    Super excited

  18. King brian Boru

    I don’t like the way the head of nasa thinks he can decide for us that we are not ready yet. Tell us the earth shattering news about mars that you claim we are not ready yet. How dare you.

  19. The life of the Henriquez


  20. BirdsEyeView

    Shotguns and bibles I suspect is the correct answer. As a race, we are not evolved enough to accept this well. Some of us are ready, but your neighbor isn’t.

  21. Scott Newton

    Wrong on all points, most people could care less about critters in the dirt, and little about the other possibilities.

  22. ლzouzou shhლ

    So good 👨🏻‍🚀


    Nice name steven what



  25. tim smith

    To me, the probability of some life elsewhere is very high given the trillions and trillions of stars, planets, and other space bodies out there. Even .01% is a pretty big number.

  26. Sumant Yadav

    India ❤️

  27. Easies 10



    Oh por Dios 😶

  29. Pragya Nandan

    The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.

  30. kartikay Mishra


  31. Sia Jess

    *Future will new world order*

  32. Mr .Timelapse

    First comment I think

  33. The 9 year old army

    7041th and 83th Comment

  34. darthjames 08

    Great name mate

  35. Jono

    I’m thinking there is life in other planets. Not in the solar system but in other nearby systems or in nearby galaxys. As the universe is huge so I doubt that out of all the planets in the universe Earth is the only one with life.

  36. Samuel Cantrell


  37. Audi Fan

    Everything that NASA is doing right now is so important for future ages. I hope NASA will read it and will put like here. Will you NASA?😍😍😍

  38. Juliana Vitória

    Eu amo a NASA

  39. Twenty Five Bucks

    Let’s build real estate beyond earth

  40. tyquan fleming

    1+3=4 that’s right I rolled a ♋️

  41. Dwight Stephens

    I’m going to change the world I swear

  42. Maykol Zhu

    Steven Polla

  43. K K

    Its amazing

  44. Shaianne Teixeira Ferraz

    95 teses 10000 teses

  45. Alicia Krull


  46. Sam3101

    First comment!!

  47. Jean-Pierre Giroux

    Avec music Holz

  48. Paramore Parks

    Everything is connected…a spec

  49. Aziz Ziza


  50. Len En

    What is more important covid or freedom?

  51. shekhar gourav bhakat

    Steven what?

  52. Yasir Anower

    *1 impostor remain

  53. Alicia Krull

    I believe there is life in Mars underground


    Happy Halloween 🎃 👻 😀 💖🙏.

  55. Space Explorer

    The Future is so exciting. We are going to become multiplanetary species soon!!

  56. •Sofia•

    Argentina dea :)

  57. Trace b

    Gravity Well ok.

  58. Wa11a5_kun

    good i love youuuu go NASA

  59. Foxare Ocean

    I wonder if we find alien life would some countries enslave them???

  60. Harsh Dokhale

    Its Night here in India and I am watching this video.:)

  61. Tsul' Kalu Speaks

    Yes there is life of all types out there in the endless space. Created for our discovery, eventually. and we are created for their discovery as well. just common sense. more out there than folks even desire to know.

  62. Coleman Remington

    Well done! Almost to 7.7 million subscribers!

  63. StormSolar921

    I am amazed by how much work NASA put in into this community. I hope 1 day our dreams of life can expand further then participated!

  64. Is it the future Yet?

    Only the human brain could be so blind (for the most part) to see that they are not alone in space.

  65. Mountain Jew

    We love you NASA.

  66. 1LLN4ME

    It was all fine since i found something funny

  67. Raphael Wizz

    The Future of the human being is truly about to expand throughout the world outside, i believe that, because we were made to explore outside the bubble

  68. freggo

    fluff piece :-(
    come on NASA, you can do better.

  69. 2in6an / انسان


  70. Martina Kmecikova

    Omg this is perfect

  71. St Myles

    Interesting thanks for sharing NASA

  72. Mr Q

    History of the dark ages, present days.

  73. iFennyz So2

    hi, i’m curious about something, like before humans came to life on earth 4 million years ago, oh 4 million years ago, there were other planets in the solar system ?? (other than pluto)

  74. X zwlion X

    this is amazing!

  75. Jesus Christ

    What’s up with Steven’s surname tho?

  76. Bushy Boy

    Reads notification 🙄 reads again😲😂

  77. Harsh Nakwal

    Surename Of Steven 😂

  78. Chocolate Bar

    Whoa never thought I would see NASA post

  79. Stargaze

    The universe is so interesting ! Glad I started a youtube channel about space (partly because of nasa 🙂)

  80. Ana ZAMORA

    Here before thousands, Im amazed by All of this science And Space and astrobioligy

  81. Discworld and Known Space

    I hope we get a future.

  82. Mr. TechSupport

    Is it just me or does “The History Of The Future” sound contradicting?

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