Here is a handpicked selection of key short videos about astrobiology and related topics. New videos are added as they become available.
[May 18, 2014] The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets
Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. CREDIT: TED.
[Feb 06, 2014] Seeing Planets Like Never Before
Astronomers have located more than 1,000 planets orbiting stars other than our own, and the latest observations are starting to reveal what these planets are like. CREDIT: AMNH.
[Sep 05, 2013] A Polarised View of Exoplanets
There is a clever trick that helps to see the glow of a planet from the glare of its parent star. CREDIT: ESO.
[May 20, 2013] Exoplanets Explained
How do you detect planets that are hundreds of light years away? CREDIT: PHDtv.
[Apr 22, 2013] NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Its Smallest 'Habitable Zone' Planets to Date
[Feb 15, 2013] The Hunt for Earth-like Planets
[Jan 13, 2013] Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life with Charles Cockell
[Dec 7, 2012] An Introduction to Astrobiology - with Dr Lewis Dartnell
[Nov 9, 2012] Finding Habitable Worlds
[Oct 30, 2012] Astrobiology & the Search for Alien Life
Hank Green (@hankgreen) talks about astrobiology - the study of and search for life in the universe off Earth. Right now, the field has more questions than answers, but all they all seek to answer that one fundamental query: are we alone in the universe? CREDIT: SciShow (@scishow).
[Oct 10, 2012] Searching for Life on Mars
Ashwin Vasavada, Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), shares Mars Curiosity Rover's mission and goals. CREDIT: THNKR, NASA.
[Oct 4, 2012] Birth of a Planet
Sally Dodson-Robinson of The University of Texas at Austin utilizes advanced simulations to recreate models of how planets are born. CREDIT: TACC, University of Texas.
[Sep 26, 2012] How To Discover Habitable Planets
[Sep 3, 2012] Finding Life in the Universe
Discover the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) role in the quest for life in the Universe. CREDIT: ESO.
[Jul 2, 2012] Could there be intelligent life on other planets?
The possibility of intelligent life on other planets has piqued imagination and curiosity for decades. Explore the answer in this video with the Drake Equation and explained by Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute. CREDIT: TED-Ed.