The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
No matter how advances a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization becomes, they will still generate a heat signature that we may be able to detect. Continue reading →
Nature sure has a knack for interrupting astronomy. Continue reading →
Telltale pollution could reveal ET, study shows
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
Could ET be chatting with colleagues or robots on sister planets in its solar system? Maybe so, say scientists who last year launched a new type of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, project to eavesdrop on aliens.
During this week's House Science and Technology Committee hearing U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, put the question of UFOs to a special panel of SETI scientists. Continue reading →
Curious about whether there is life beyond Earth? The answer should come within 20 years, astronomers told members of a Congressional science committee on Wednesday.
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