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Outer Space is The Final Frontier

This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler Space Telescope. As of October 2018, the planet-hunting spacecraft has been in space for nearly a decade. (Photo: NASA via AP)

These are the tweets of a longtime journalist and author that sparked speculation of an alien invasion.

His approximately 15-minute mission:

To link together a series of factual but unrelated stories related to space in a manner that suggested something incredible was going on.

To spark a discussion about how we process and consume fragments of news in the social media age

And to make us wonder again, as scientists report that a mysterious object that passed through our solar system last year might be an alien spacecraft investigating earth…

Just what else is out there? And why do we want to believe?

GUEST: Andrew Potter, journalist, author

 

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