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NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Writer Frank White's book "The SETI Factor," looks at the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence. In 1992, NASA will begin a comprehensive scan of the heavens for radio signals from other solar systems. White says, as a result of that search, it's quite likely that within the next 25 years we'll finally know if we're alone in the universe.

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Other segments from the episode on January 3, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 3, 1991: Interview with Frank White; Interview with Ann Magnuson; Review of the film "Kindergarten Cop."

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