Vatican Observatory: looking to the heavens for answers


Every year, billions of dollars worldwide are spent on the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. From the SETI Institute in California to the Vatican, we tell you what scientists are learning on the probability that other galaxies are indeed hosting life. 


While the odds of finding evidence for alien life are unknown, the search continues. In their report, our correspondents Valérie Defert and Pierrick Leurent tell us how the subject of UFOs recently made headlines after the US Navy confirmed that three videos taken in 2004 and 2015 showing "unidentified flying phenomena" were being investigated.

Also, we speak to Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the head of the Vatican Observatory about the Catholic Church's space exploration activities in Tucson, Arizona. We also discuss the relationship between science and religion and the common quest to understand our origins.

Finally, in Test24 we try the Pockettalk translator, which can't yet decipher alien language but will translate instantaneously any conversation you have in a terrestrial language.

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