There are ways you can contribute to large-scale research. It is old news that projects let you share your computers with SETI and protein folding experiments. But that isn’t as satisfying as doing something personally. That’s where Zooniverse comes in. They host a variety of scientific projects that collect lots of data and they need the best computers in the world to crunch the data. In case you haven’t noticed, the best computers in the world are still human brains (at least, for the moment).
Posted: 8/30/2016 7:19:57 PM Reads: 159 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: hackaday.com Category: SETI
Year-old notes that included a potential radio signal produced by aliens were leaked to the media last week, and they are causing scientists within the search for extraterrestrial intelligence or SETI community to race to confirm the signal blip.
Posted: 8/29/2016 8:54:49 PM Reads: 171 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.sfgate.com Category: SETI
The Vatican Observatory's astronomer has fun considering aliens but does it on his own time and not the Pope's, he says, ahead of speaking in Adelaide.
Posted: 8/29/2016 11:33:44 AM Reads: 63 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.9news.com.au Category: SETI
A candidate signal for SETI is a welcome sign that our efforts in that direction may one day pay off. An international team of researchers has announced the detection of “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595” in a document now being circulated through contact person Alexander Panov. The detection was made with the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, in the Karachay–Cherkess Republic of Russia, not far from the border with Georgia in the Caucasus.
Posted: 8/27/2016 4:41:29 PM Reads: 339 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.centauri-dreams.org Category: SETI
And that made us wonder what might happen if, by some strange luck, Proxima Centauri b were to turn out to harbor signs of intelligent life. Who do scientists tell first? Who decides how we earthlings respond? How does one have a close encounter of the bureaucratic kind?
Posted: 8/26/2016 6:58:14 PM Reads: 219 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: fivethirtyeight.com Category: SETI
Scientists have found the most likely planet near us for having aliens. And they’re keeping it a secret
Scientists might have found the closest ever candidate for another Earth that could support life, according to reports. But nobody will say whether it’s true. The new-found planet orbits around a now well-investigated star in Proxima Centauri, near us, according to reports. It is similar to Earth and could support life, it is claimed. The researchers that found the planet are expected to show it off at the end of this month. But until then they are saying nothing.
Posted: 8/16/2016 2:25:32 AM Reads: 324 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: SETI
Here's the case for contacting aliens by sending messages into the future.
Posted: 8/15/2016 12:56:49 PM Reads: 288 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: motherboard.vice.com Category: SETI
The telescope will cover 400 square degrees field of view, where 45 exoplanets in 38 planetary systems known. Radio spectra from those systems will be analysed to find the limits on the presence of narrow line emission - which could signify the presence of chemicals suitable for life.
Posted: 8/12/2016 6:21:17 PM Reads: 328 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theregister.co.uk Category: SETI
Jupiter is often referred to as a “failed star,” leading some futurists to wonder if our descendants might set it ablaze in a process called planetary stellification. A new study suggests this is indeed theoretically possible—and that we should be on the hunt for galactic aliens who have already converted their gas giants into stellar objects.
Astronomers have just released a list of the 20 best candidates we have for a 'second Earth', saying that if we want to find life beyond the Solar System, these are our absolute best shots (that we know of).
Posted: 8/4/2016 11:20:22 AM Reads: 307 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.sciencealert.com Category: SETI
Many scientists believe that alien civilisations exist. For them, the question is now whether we will encounter them in the near future or a very long time from now, rather than if at all.
Posted: 8/3/2016 12:36:39 PM Reads: 310 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.realclearscience.com Category: SETI
Is there life beyond Earth? The SETI Institute and other seekers are looking.
Posted: 8/2/2016 9:55:56 PM Reads: 332 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.space.com Category: SETI
More than 50 years later, the renowned astronomer is surprised by the cultural impact of his Drake Equation.
Posted: 7/29/2016 4:20:29 PM Reads: 372 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.sciencefriday.com Category: SETI
Auckland University of Technology's Professor Steve Pointing will be speaking at a Great Barrier Island festival in September, alongside the Pope's astronomer and a top US planetary scientist, about the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Ponting lists five reasons we might find life on another planet by the end of this century - and five reasons we won't.
Posted: 7/27/2016 11:46:22 AM Reads: 380 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.nzherald.co.nz Category: SETI
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.
Posted: 7/23/2016 4:00:01 PM Reads: 433 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: us.blastingnews.com Category: SETI
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.
Posted: 7/20/2016 6:48:47 PM Reads: 427 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: blogs.plos.org Category: SETI
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.
Posted: 7/11/2016 10:26:09 AM Reads: 503 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theregister.co.uk Category: SETI
There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...
Posted: 7/10/2016 7:43:24 PM Reads: 523 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.outerplaces.com Category: SETI
The grant supports an initiative to study "the societal implications of astrobiology," which involves studying the origins of life in the universe.
Posted: 7/10/2016 3:39:47 PM Reads: 514 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.alternet.org Category: SETI
CHINA recently upped the ante in the search for alien life in the Universe with the completion of the world’s largest telescope.
Posted: 7/8/2016 8:45:49 PM Reads: 528 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.express.co.uk Category: SETI
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.
Posted: 7/7/2016 8:11:17 PM Reads: 550 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.blastr.com Category: SETI
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.
Posted: 7/6/2016 4:48:41 PM Reads: 510 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.express.co.uk Category: SETI
An astrobiologist and a chemist team up on a new equation to describe the conditions needed for life to arise on a planet.
Posted: 7/6/2016 3:24:09 PM Reads: 430 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: motherboard.vice.com Category: SETI
(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.