"Searching for Life in the Solar System"
The Long Now, July, 2017

Carolyn Porco - The Long Now

Carolyn Porco explores biologists' understanding of life on Earth and planetary scientists' ongoing search for life elsewhere in the solar system. Summary by Stewart Brand >>

"Could a Saturn Moon Harbor Life?"
TED Talk, February, 2009

Carolyn Porco shares exciting new findings from the Cassini spacecraft's recent sweeps of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. Samples gathered from the moon's icy geysers hint that an ocean under its surface could harbor life.

"This is Saturn"
TED Talk, March, 2007

Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which appears to shoot jets of water ice.

"Our Place in the Cosmos"
Pangea Day Opening, May, 2008

Carolyn Porco opens the May 10, 2008 worldwide multimedia event known as Pangea Day with a speech illustrating humanity's cosmic place.

"Science in Hollywood"
Atheist Alliance International Presentation, October, 2009

In a wide ranging talk, Carolyn Porco makes a prediction for the ultimate fate of religion, examines how science and scientists are portrayed in the film industry, and ends with a brief foray through some of the stunning imagery and findings returned by the Cassini mission to Saturn.