“Strange” Signal From Star Triggers SETI Investigation—Much To Scientists’ Dismay

A strong signal detected over a year ago from the Hercules constellation is now being assessed. While astronomers doubt that it came from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, they think it’s worth having a look (if only to quell the rumors). THE MYSTERIOUS BLIP On May 15, 2015, a strong signal was detected by the RATAN-600 […]

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ESO Confirms: Earth-Sized Planet Found Around the Closest Star to Earth, Proxima Centauri

A new planet that bears striking similarities to our own planet prompts remarkable inroad into the study of space. This also brings a new area to search for the possibility of extraterrestrial life. THE PALE RED DOT CAMPAIGN Back in 2013, the first signs of a planet over four light-years from our solar system were […]

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3 Days to Red Planet Touchdown

Well, here we are 3 days from the thrilling ‘touchdown’ of Curiosity on Mars on the boldest mission yet by humans to the Red Planet – Seeking Signs of Life beyond Earth! The Curiosity Mars Science Lab rover is by far the hardest and most complex robotic mission that NASA has ever attempted. She marks […]

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Why SETI Counts

Are we alone in the universe? It’s probably the greatest question posed by space exploration. It fascinates scientists and the general public. It’s important and deeply compelling. We want to know, and we have ways of finding out. It doesn’t cost much to operate a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program. Some space missions cost […]

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