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SETI Institute at Silicon Valley Comic Con and the Inaugural SpaceBall

This weekend, April 21-23, the SETI Institute will be participating in the Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) as well as hosting our inaugural SpaceBall: An Out of this World Gala on Saturday night and the Hilton San Jose.
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POSSIBLE VENUS TWIN DISCOVERED AROUND DIM STAR
Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have found a planet 219 light-years away that seems to be a close relative to Venus. This newly discovered world is only slightly larger than Earth, and orbits a low-temperature star called Kepler-1649 that’s one-fifth the diameter of our Sun.
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SETI Institute observes Trappist-1, the Star with many Earth-like planets
Three of the planets in the Trappist-1 system are believed to be in the “habitable zone” for life: close enough to their star to melt ice but not so close that all the water evaporates. In other words, these planets might have liquid water at their surfaces.
April 06, 2017

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? March 27 - April 2, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media, March 27 - April 2
March 28, 2017
April 04, 2017
NASA Announces Frontier Development Lab 2017 Challenges
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced its 2017 challenges and opened the participant application process, with a deadline of April 19, 2017.
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Announcing The SpaceBall Line Up: Lightning Space Talks
To celebrate Silicon Valley’s enthusiasm for space and passion for exploration and innovation, the SETI Institute will host an inaugural event, SpaceBall: An Out of the World Gala on April 22 at the Hilton San Jose.
April 03, 2017
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Getting Ready for Cassini's Final Mission Segment
On Tuesday, April 4, NASA will hold a press conference to unveil the beginning of Cassini’s last mission segment, called the Grand Finale, a series of 22 orbits plunging between the main rings and the planet’s clouds that will begin in late April.
April 03, 2017

News and Announcements

  October 5 - outburst of October Camelopardalids
The dust trail of an unknown long-period comet wandered in Earth's path on October 5.
  Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’
The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect have shifted from the aliens’ existence to their deportment. Maybe they’re dangerous.
  ISO International Space Orchestra - 17500 people were there!
Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl
  Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array
SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local time.
  The International Space Orchestra perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th
The International Space Orchestra will perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th. To celebrate the event the SETI Institute, Icelandic band Sigur Rós and Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios are running a competition to win one of 25 signed patches.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Executive Assistant
The SETI Institute is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high level administrative support to the President/CEO, and the Management team.
  Orbiter Detects Changing Climate on Early Mars
The early Martian climate remains hotly debated by scientists because the surface mineralogy and morphology indicate abundant liquid water was present, while atmospheric modeling is challenged to create conditions supportive of liquid water on the surface of early Mars.
  Let’s be careful about this “SETI” signal
Several readers have contacted me recently about reports that a group of international astronomers have detected a strong signal coming from a distant star that could be a sign of a high-technology civilization.
  Hear me now? 'Strong signal' from sun-like star sparks alien speculation - CNN news
An international team of researchers is now examining the radio signal and its star, HD 164595 -- described in a paper by Italian astronomer Claudio Maccone and others as a "strong candidate for SETI" -- in the hopes of determining its origin.
  SETI is hopeful yet skeptical that Russians found aliens - SETI Talks in Aug 30, 2016
The world of astronomy lit up in the past couple of days with a report that Russian astronomers may have received a signal from a distant star.

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