By Alan Boyle – GeekWire.com – Image: NASA/JPL Illustration. Image: An artist’s conception shows the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission’s space telescope and its starshade. The strategy would add a contemporary twist to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, reflecting the view that Earth is transitioning into a technology-driven geological era some call the Anthropocene.
By RT.com – Photo: © NASA. The dimming of the Cygnus constellation star, given the moniker of KIC 8462852, has yielded speculation that something large, such as an alien spacecraft, may be orbiting it. The theory excited academics in SETI science (Scientific Searches for Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life), the general public and headline writers alike. The […]
By Alan Boyle – GeekWire.com – Image: PHL @ UPR Arecibo. Image: This map from the University of Puerto Rico’s Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows the known planetary systems within about 100 light-years from Earth, plotted on a logarithmic scale. The systems with potentially habitable exoplanets are highlighted with red circles.
By Lee Billings – ScientificAmerican.com – Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser. Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed ‘Oumuamua (Hawaiian for “first messenger”) has left scientists utterly perplexed. Zooming down almost perpendicularly inside Mercury’s orbit at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour—too […]
By AL.com – Image: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind/Michelle Matthews. The Gulf Coast Exploreum welcomes Seth Shostak, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and senior astronomer with the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Shostak will present a DomeHead Science talk, “When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?”
By Elizabeth Howell – Seeker.com – Photo Jonathon Keats/Alice Gorman After searching for aliens for decades, we haven’t yet found definitive prove that they exist. While noted Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) researchers urge scientists to keep looking, San Francisco-based experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats suggests that perhaps we need to rethink our calls for contact. […]
In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); […]
The recent discovery by the Kepler satellite of thousands of Earth-like planets where life could be possible, has given a big boost to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). In 2011, for the first time ever, Kepler provided us with a census of the Milky Way. We can now calculate how many stars in the […]