Jill Tarter tells Ars how technology and discovery have primed the search for life.
We have only managed to examine a very small portion of the entire universe
ALIENS might not be the little green men that we have always imagined, but rather a being with “superintelligence”, according to the man who is leading the search for extra-terrestrials.
It may not be common knowledge on Earth, but the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is heating up—and so is the debate about how to do it.
UFO hunters went into meltdown after NASA discovered the dwarf planet had ice and a blue atmosphere – claiming the dwarf planet was "alive".
The next time you hear a scientist say something like "The more we know about the universe, the less important we become," beg to differ: The reality is precisely the opposite, says Marcelo Gleiser.
fter millennia of wondering whether we’re alone in the universe — one of “mankind’s most profound and probably earliest questions beyond, ‘What are you going to have for dinner?’” as the NASA astrobiologist Lynn Rothschild put it — the hunt for life on other planets is now ramping up in a serious way.
We know the Earth is habitable because—well, here we are. But would it look like a good candidate for life from hundreds of light-years away?
It may be possible to observe the presence of an advanced alien civilization by the effects produced if that civilization were to self-destruct through nuclear war, biological warfare, nanotechnological annihilation, or stellar pollution. Each case would generate unique detectable signs that could be identified by earth-based telescopes.
Are aliens out there?
For all the awesomeness that is a silicon chip or a nano fiber, to really transcend the boundaries of the human mind, let alone time and space, we must evolve into an a new era that utilizes pure energy for intelligence.
Tarter chatted with Gizmodo about the role of creativity in the search for intelligent aliens, exclaiming, "You have to try to to think creativity about how do you discover what you really can't imagine!"
Dr. Jeffrey Coughlin, a SETI institute consultant working with NASA's Kepler mission, discusses how they used Kepler to search for and confirm a 1,000 planets, along with radio host John Batchelor and the Space Show's David M. Livingston.
Yuri Milner will donate $100 million to help in the search for extraterrestrial life.
From new strategies at SETI to quantum supercomputers, this article outlines 7 ways in which humans may be able to search for aliens.
SETI has been looking in the wrong places. Turns out proof of aliens may be inscribed in our DNA.
Are two of the biggest mysteries in the universe interconnected? Is there a reason why we have received no signals from a technologically advanced civilization? This post explores the tantalizing possibility that dark matter is the sandbox for post-singularity aliens.
The Bhathal discovery appears to be a regular-patterned laser pulse emanating from space. Of course, as per the scientific method, his discovery will be under complete scrutiny and review by his peers.
We really believe that in the next 20 years or so, we are going to learn a great deal more about life beyond Earth and very likely we will have detected that life and perhaps even intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy.
The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
Researchers Claim Listening For Signals From ET Is Futile
Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, California, said signs of intelligent life - if any existed - would be found within 20 years.
It’s a good time for critical thinking in classrooms. With the observations being made from Mars orbiters, students and teachers can critically consider the "face on Mars".
The first photograph of this bumpy mesa was snapped by the Viking Orbiter, and released by NASA to the public on July 31, 1976.
It’s a question as common as brown dogs: will alien life be carbon-based?
Just as our own robots reach out beyond the solar system, searching for life elsewhere may well involve hailing some kind of space artifact in our own neighborhood.
It’s interesting to imagine that attempts by extraterrestrials to locate other intelligence in the Galaxy might be made not by officialdom in massive societal programs, but by the personal efforts of the young and the daring.
Astronomers have completed their most sensitive search yet for radio signals from intelligent life in space.
No one knows for sure what caused the signal.
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