Is there anyone (or anything) else out there? Astrobiologist and world explorer Kevin Hand seems to think so. Hand is currently working with NASA to plan a mission to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, in hopes of finding some extraterrestrial life forms in a massive subsurface ocean there. Specifically, Hand is working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on instruments that would look for microbes during the Europa mission. To get an idea for how extreme these conditions could be, Hand has also spent time atop Mount Kilimanjaro, at the depths of the ocean and on Antarctica’s barren ice fields. For the first installment of the 2015-16 Nat Geo Live! series, Hand inspires and sparks curiosity in all of us for what lies outside the realm of our blue planet.
Tue, Nov. 3, at 7 pm • $25-$41.50 • INB Performing Arts Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • wcebroadway.com • 279-7000
— Kailee Haong