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Apr 18, 2016 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Mar 31, 2016 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Mar 11, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
How the heck can we find, let alone communicate with, extraterrestrial intelligences when there's billions of potentially life-friendly planets to survey?
Mar 1, 2016 08:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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?
Feb 26, 2016 10:38 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
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.
Nov 6, 2015 03:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
Oct 14, 2015 02:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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?
Jul 21, 2015 08:36 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
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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