Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

SETI INSTITUTE COLLABORATES WITH GIRL SCOUTS TO DEVELOP NEW SPACE SCIENCE BADGES

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the release of 42 new badges for girls in grades K–12 in outdoor adventure and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Among these new badges are the Space Science badges for Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10), and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) which were developed as part of the […]

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 […]

CLUES TO MARTIAN LIFE FOUND IN CHILEAN DESERT

A robotic rover deployed in the most Mars-like environment on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, has successfully recovered subsurface soil samples during a trial mission to find signs of life. The samples contained unusual and highly specialized microbes that were distributed in patches, which researchers linked to the limited water availability, scarce nutrients and […]

DEATH VALLEY’S CELESTIAL CENTENNIAL

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday this year, Death Valley National Park is hosting the Celestial Centennial, a night sky and space festival. Taking place April 8-10, the Celestial Centennial celebration will include talks, field trips, programs, and expositions with experts, rangers, NASA scientists and many more. FIELD TRIPS Join a Ranger, scientist, […]

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