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Night-time Snow Storms on Mars

New research about the atmosphere of Mars was published by Nature Geoscience in an article co-authored by SETI Institute scientist, David Hinson.
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Happy Birthday WOW!
It was late in the evening of Monday, August 15, 1977. The Ohio State Radio Telescope, a massive metal assemblage hunched across three acres of grassy farmland, was deep into its daily routine: observing the overhead skies in search of narrow-band signals.
August 15, 2017
On Thin Ice
Big Picture Science Radio Show - On Thin Ice
Ice is more than a repository for water that would otherwise raise the level of our oceans. It’s part of Earth’s cooling system … a barrier preventing organic matter from releasing methane gas … and a vault entombing ancient bacteria and other microbes. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, global ice is disappearing. Find out what’s at stake as atmospheric CO2 threatens frozen H2O.
August 14, 2017
 August _10
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? July 30 - August 10, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 11, 2017
Perseids
Perseid Meteor Shower in space
This coming weekend, 12th-13th of August, is a great opportunity to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower because the light from the Moon will not disturb the view.
August 10, 2017
REU students 2017
SETI REU students' talks will feature the SETI Institute's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Class of 2017
REU Students give SETI Talk on Wednesday August 16, 2017. The REU program is in its 12th year at the SETI Institute. Students who have previously participated in this program have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in the sciences, published papers in peer-reviewed journals, become researchers, teachers, science writers and more.
August 07, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? July 23 - 29, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 04, 2017

News and Announcements

  NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
William J. Borucki, principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  The Life, The Sea, The Space Viking Sigur Ros (Jónsi, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Hólm), the whispering muse in Iceland
The Last part of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Nelly discusses the soundtrack to the expedition The Life, The Sea and the Space Viking with the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
  Dec 14 - Nathalie Cabrol presents the Sagan Lecture at AGU 2016
On Wednesday December 14, at 10:25 AM PST, Nathalie Cabrol will be presenting this year's Sagan Lecture at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
  Arrival: Squid Pro Quo
Who speaks for Earth? If scientists ever succeed in making contact with extraterrestrial beings, who gets to steer the conversation? Indeed, how do we even have a conversation? Despite what Gene Roddenberry told you, any real aliens’ command of English will be meager.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Kári Stefánsson at Decode in Iceland, the search for the Viking gene
Part 7 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Join Nelly as she meets with Kari Stefansson the president and founder of Decode Genetics. Nelly and Kari plot to specify and define the Viking Gene.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Jill Tarter and the SETI Institute and research
Part 6 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Our latest clip enables you to enter Dr. Jill Tarters world of the SETI Institue and research. Jill describes the SETI Institutes search for life on other planets.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Chris MacKay talking about terraforming
Part 5 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: Chris McKay a research scientist from NASA Ames Research Centre expounds his interest in life on other planets, particularly Mars to Nelly.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Nathalie Cabrol and the Licancabur Lake in Chile
Part 4 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: This clip introduces us to Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center. Nathalie explains how she travels to extreme places such as the Licancabur Lake at 5900m elevation in Chile, in order to study them and work out what makes a planet or moon habitable.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Liz Taylor + Dr. Sylvia Earle at the DOER Marine
Part 3 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. You will meet with Dr. Sylvia Earle and her daughter Liz Taylor. Sylvia, an ocean explorer introduces us to extremophiles from a human perspective. Liz Taylor discusses with Nelly the Doer Marine Submersibles and how they would fit the Space Viking Mission.
  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, Searching for Extremophiles
Part 2 of The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking. You meet Bill Diamond, President and CEO at SETI Institute, Dr Dale Andersen, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute and Dr Penny Boston, Director for Astrobiology Institute, NASA.

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