Aliens have been a fascination that has gripped humans throughout their history. For thousands of years, people have looked up at the sky and wondered if w
The proposal has been put for Philip Lubin, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who says there is a chance aliens are using directed energy systems.
A critical review of arguments for and against sending messages to ET calls the process “unscientific and potentially catastrophic.”
After countless fictional scenarios of humans making contact with alien civilisations, you'd think we'd be prepared for actually discovering one. But finding intelligent life beyond the Earth is clearly likely to be one of the most shattering moments in the history of our species.
Fossils on the surface of Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa may last only a few million years before being destroyed, making it difficult to determine if life ever existed on either world.
Challenges that will face scientists when they break the biggest news story in history.
Astronomers launch ambitious bid to discover whether an extraterrestrial civilisation built 'megastructure' around a distant sun
Looking up at the night sky, it's impossible not to wonder: Are we alone? According to a new study, a directed energy system could help us finally contact them.
Understanding alien intelligence will be key to communicating with any advanced civilisations out there.
On May 10, NASA added 1,284 new planets to its running list of confirmed planets outside of our solar system, or exoplanets. That brings the total well above 3,000.
Scientists are gathering in Puerto Rico today (May 18) to discuss the many forms alien intelligence could take.
You might be thinking: “Goldilocks zone? Is that for real?” Fair question, and the answer is yes — it is real. The Goldilocks zone is another word for the habitable zone around a star’s orbital space, where a planet is thought to have the potential to develop the types of global environmental conditions necessary for evolving and/or fostering life. As the story goes, it’s just right — for humans.
Researchers at Boston University says the sun's radiation may be to blame for the mysterious '150-kilometer echoes,' a phenomenon in which radar signals are reflected starting every day at dawn.
The study by Vanderbilt University in Nashville found that the observations of KIC 8462852 were tainted by the inconsistent use of telescopes on Earth.
Whether we visualize aliens as ray gun-toting invaders or peace-loving geniuses, we are fascinated by whether they exist and how they might finally contact
According to a team of scientists led by Prof. Sara Seager from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gases emitted by alien life forms on habitable extrasolar planets could be detected remotely by telescopes, but these gases might have quite different compositions from those in the atmosphere of our planet.
The binary code, by René Heller, an astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, hides a message about possible alien life forms.
The Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope,or FAST for short, is set to be up and running by September five years after construction began
<strong>With, as Carl Sagan famously put it, “billions and billions” of stars out there, many of them with planets that would support life, why aren’t we seeing that life the form of visits from aliens?</strong>
The question so captured the imagination of billionaire Yuri Milner that he invested $100 million into the search for alien signals. Milner joined eminent scientists like Professor Stephen Hawking, Lord Martin Rees and Frank Drake in one of the most thrilling searches of our time.