Extraterrestrial

FOUR 12-METER TELESCOPES TO SEARCH FOR NANOSECOND FLASHES OF LIGHT FROM EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS

Breakthrough Listen – the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe – announced a new collaboration between Breakthrough Listen and the VERITAS Collaboration in the search for technosignatures, signs of technology developed by intelligent life beyond the Earth. Joining Listen’s ongoing radio frequency survey and spectroscopic optical laser survey, VERITAS (the Very […]

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS COULD WARN OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

Carbon monoxide detectors in our homes warn of a dangerous buildup of that colorless, odorless gas we normally associate with death. Astronomers, too, have generally assumed that a build-up of carbon monoxide in a planet’s atmosphere would be a sure sign of lifelessness. Now, a UC Riverside-led research team is arguing the opposite: celestial carbon […]

SETI INSTITUTE CALLS FOR NEW TOOLS IN SEARCH FOR ET

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 […]

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