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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
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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

  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.
  September 24, 2016 - International Space Orchestra and Sigur Ros
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 on 24th September 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  Aliens on Line 1
We thought we had found E.T.
  Proxima Centauri b: Have we just found Earth’s cousin right on our doorstep?
What began as a tantalizing rumor has just become an astonishing fact. Today a group of thirty-one scientists, led by Guillem Anglada-Escude at the Queen Mary University of London, UK, announced the discovery of a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology. This may include sample preparation and documentation, as well as measurement and analysis of visible/near-infrared reflectance spectra.
  Susan Mullally's Talk - "Kepler’s Heartbeat Stars: When Binary Stars Get Funky" on 16 August 2016
A new talk will be in 16 August 2016, Tuesday, 7:45 PM, Presidio Observation Post, Building 211. "Kepler’s Heartbeat Stars: When Binary Stars Get Funky" by Susan Mullally, PhD, SETI Institute, NASA Ames

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