Was the 1977 'Wow!' signal communications from an alien civilization? Or was it interference from a passing comet? In 2017, we may finally have an answer.
California-based SETI Institute plans to expand a hunt for radio signals broadcast by extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning red dwarf stars, which are older and smaller than stars like the sun.
How the heck can we find, let alone communicate with, extraterrestrial intelligences when there's billions of potentially life-friendly planets to survey?
To receive a message from an intelligent alien civilization, we have to be looking in the right place at the right time; how can we maximize our chances?
While Earth can breathe easy for now, astronomers are on the lookout for a comet that may pose a threat to our planet in the distant future.
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star -- is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
A new $100 million initiative invites the world's top minds to scour the universe for signals from distant planets. Continue reading →
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