The search for life in our solar system hasn't uncovered any, but here are five of the places that may have the best chance (relatively speaking) of hosting alien life forms.
Search for extraterrestrial Intelligence also known as SETI, is an organization focused on the planets and the secrets they hold about alien life.
What sets exoplanet research apart, he said, is that it takes us a step closer to answering the fundamental question humans have always wondered … are we alone? I was excited by his statement because I also recently met a couple of scientists at Mauna Kea’s Keck Observatory in Hawaii who have created a new citizen science project—called Project Panoptes—focused on the search for exoplanets.
There's either intelligent life beyond Earth or not. Either way, Yuri Milner wants to know.
If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, uses the evolution of Earth life as a model to predict what humans might find living on distant planets and moons in a new paper published in the journal Life.
The SETI Institute's Nathalie Cabrol is wondering whether the whole idea needs something of a reboot, a ground-up look at what we're looking for, so the world can design strategies to find it.
There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...
The grant supports an initiative to study "the societal implications of astrobiology," which involves studying the origins of life in the universe.
CHINA recently upped the ante in the search for alien life in the Universe with the completion of the world’s largest telescope.
The SETI Institute Director of Research, proposed a broader, multidisciplinary approach to the SETI search, beyond radio and optical modalities, in an article published today in the journal Astrobiology. "Are we alone in the Universe?" is the provocative question that inspires the scientific search for life beyond Earth. Today, we know definitively of only one planet that hosts life, and that is Earth. How can we find life, and in particular, intelligent life beyond our world?
Why astronomers speculate that most alien life perished — and how Earth beat the odds.
A GROUP of Nasa scientists have taken to social media site Reddit to answer the public’s questions on their historic Juno mission to Jupiter, and have sensationally claimed that one of its moons may host alien life.
An astrobiologist and a chemist team up on a new equation to describe the conditions needed for life to arise on a planet.
(Phys.org)—Located some 23 light years away, the brown dwarf designated WISEP J060738.65+242953.4 or W0607+24 for short, turns out to be a source of radio emission. According to a research paper published July 4, this substellar object showcases quiescent radio emission, making it one of the most radio-faint, ultra-cool dwarfs yet detected.
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Cornell University has built and run a simulation that showed prebiotic reactions could possibly occur on the surface of one of Saturn's moons, Titan, suggesting the possibility of life evolving in a place where it is too cold for water to be a factor. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes the simulation they created in response to the discovery (by the Huygens probe) that polymers such as polyimine might have already developed on the moon's surface.
Since the 1960s, the Drake Equation has been used to predict how many communicative extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy. Along these same lines, a new formula seeks to estimate the frequency at which life emerges on a planet—a calculation that might allow us to figure out the likelihood of life arising elsewhere in the universe.
First there was the race to reach space, then there was the race to reach the moon and now superpowers are racing to find alien life, and it seems that China is just a step ahead.The country has just finished the construction of the world’s largest radio telescope, which is based in the southwestern province of Guizhou.
It has to do with how we look for life in space.
SETI researchers are confident in their equipment, but not in its ability to scan the entirety of space.
We spoke to the 1st astronomer to ever directly detect an exoplanet — here’s how he thinks we’ll find aliens
David Charbonneau, a professor of astronomy at Harvard, grew up in a family of scientists. Even as a kid, he would carry star charts with him on scout trips.