A new study revises the famous Drake equation, and gives optimists some more support.
Ferocious lightning storms millions of times more powerful than those on Earth could be responsible for unexplained radio signals from planets orbiting other stars.
In one of its most ambitious projects in deep space, a team of NASA researchers are proposing to send robots at the centre of icy moons to explore the subsurface ocean for presence of life.
Nestled into a country road in Kingsland, County Roscommon, a research grade observatory boasting two large telescopes is masked by a traditional country cottage.
Which places in the solar system are the best bets to host alien life? Our friends at ThinkGeek.com recently asked 2,400 readers this very question, and the results are pretty interesting.
Baron Reese of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal, former President of the Royal Society says an ET signal would come from, "immensely intricate and powerful electronic brains"
Technology which helps to analyse the 'language' of the mammals is being used to investigate ideas dating back decades
Nearly 40 years after it was first detected, a Florida astronomer proposes that comets may be to blame for the famed extraterrestrial "Wow! signal".
Are aliens contacting us from outer space? Antonio Paris, an astronomy professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida, is trying to answer that question.
It is the mystery that many point to as proof of aliens, but the origin of the "Wow! signal" could be about to be solved.
The first batch of data from a $100 million effort to find signs of intelligent life beyond Earth has been released for public access.
, a partner of Breakthrough Starshot, is a volunteer program that enables your computer to process signals from space.
Iron is their oxygen.
SCIENTISTS have finally deciphered a mysterious radio signals which originated from deep space.
Scientists will use SETI's telescope array to examine 20,000 of the nearest red dwarfs, and the cosmic bodies that surround them.
ET hunters expand search for life to include 20,000 star systems thought to contain two-sided worlds split between constant darkness and permanent sunshine
In a recently resurfaced 1985 interview, the famed astronomer finds common ground between science and spirituality.
The Wow! Signal, first heard in the 1970s, had all the marks of an alien signal without repeating. But one researcher believes it might've been comets.
A technological revolution in astronomical observations could be the key to understanding the perplexing phenonenon known as 'fast radio bursts' from outer space.
We've been so focused on ourselves, that we haven't stopped to consider the possibility that aliens already know we're here.
Cosmic biology may not just be possible, but inevitable
Astronomers at a loss to explain highly unusual radio signals emanating from an unknown source way out in deep space
Research from the University of Washington-based Virtual Planetary Laboratory published Feb. 26 in Astrophysical Journal Letters will help astronomers better identify - and thus rule out - "false positives" in the search for life beyond Earth.
A paper published today in Astrobiology details a new strategy for seeking out intelligent life.
Not all researchers in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence agree.
Imagine you're an astronomer listening into outer space for something as quiet as a pin dropping, when suddenly you hear something as loud as a fog horn.
When confronted with the topic of stars and galaxies, a question that tantalizes most humans is, “Is there other intelligent life out there?” Let’s put some numbers to it.
Each month WIRED illustrates today's pioneering projects. This issue: Seti investigates the existence of massive alien megastructures
Are we alone in the universe? Extraterrestrial civilizations may be nearer than we thought
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The answer is almost certainly “no.”