RATAN-600

A SETI Signal?

A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers.
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  • RATAN-600

    A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers.

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    RATAN-600
  • DIY Diagnosis

    You can use your DNA to explore your genetic health – but are you ready for what you might find when your genome is sequenced? Plus, practitioners of DIY brain stimulation who use a battery and electrode kits. And, how scientists diagnosed arthritis in a 70 million-year old dinosaur. Ouch.

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    DIY Diagnosis
  • artist impression of planet

    Astronomers using large optical telescopes in Chile have discovered an Earth-size world around our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.

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  • July report

    It’s near the end of summertime, and the livin’ is easy. However, SETI Institute scientists are still keeping busy. They continue to unravel more puzzles about our local celestial neighbors, as well as other worlds many light-years away. Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding both our knowledge and understanding in the quest to find life beyond Earth.

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    July report
  • AWARDS FOR EXOPLANET RESEARCH

    Three SETI Institute scientists have received NASA’s most prestigious honors for their work in the burgeoning field of exoplanet research.

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    AWARDS FOR EXOPLANET RESEARCH
  • New Horizons

    NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its flyby of the Pluto system.

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    New Horizons
  •  Hveravellir active hot spring system

    A fundamental motivation for our exploration of Mars is the search for the presence of extinct or extant life. But where should we look?

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     Hveravellir active hot spring system
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  • gamma ray bursts

    The night sky, at least when you can see it, appears placid, serene and as inviting as a cold brew on a muggy afternoon. Don’t be fooled. The real universe is a nasty mélange of stuff that’s mostly scorching hot or bitterly cold. The blackness of space is shot through with lethal particles and radiation. Without doubt, the “final frontier,” often depicted as a beguiling playground for our Spandex-attired descendants, is deceptively treacherous.

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