The human universe: Exploring our place in space

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On Earth, we rule the roost: Homo sapiens is the planet’s most intelligent, influential and destructive species. We are so dominant that we are considering naming an entire geological epoch after ourselves, the Anthropocene.

But there’s a whole universe out there. How do we measure up by that cosmic yardstick?

Are we really the only intelligence? What, if anything, does the rest of the universe know about us? Could we, or should we, spread to other planets? What, if anything, will our lasting legacy be?

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