Episode Detail: Astrobiology - Eyes of Nye
Debut: Science guy Bill Nye returns to PBS with this fast-paced anthology for adults in which he mixes skits and blackouts with expert commentary. On the opener: “Are we alone?” In one segment, astronomer Seth Shostak sifts through the vast “cosmic real estate” (billions and billions of galaxies) to look for radio waves from other advanced life forms. NASA's Chris McKay, meanwhile, is looking for lower life forms on Mars. And UC-Berkeley astronomer Debra Fischer is just looking for planets.