Communication between great distances is nearly instantaneous and is becoming faster every day. But when discussing communication with beings outside of our solar system, emails and text messages are still not fast enough to span the light-years of distance in one person’s lifetime. Civilizations Beyond Earth: Extraterrestrial Life and Society (The collection was edited by SETI Institute's Douglas A.
by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer
Well, it's a bit disappointing, but NASA's Curiosity rover has so far failed to confirm the presence of methane in the martian atmosphere. Other astronomers have claimed it's there, based on measurements made by orbiters and ground-based telescopes. A solid whiff of this smelly gas would be exciting, because it would hint at bacteria living underground.
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
October 10, 2013
Plunge into the mysteries of our Universe (and beyond) with a cocktail in-hand during a cosmic edition of NightLife, part of the Brilliant!Science: Extraterrestrial Life festival.
SETI Institute Opportunity: The Tech Summit on Incentivizing Collaborative Innovation | October 16-17th, 2013
SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA - Reserve your spot: http://www.competitionsciences.org/techsummit13.html
--- Doors Open 8am October 16th, and the program concludes at 12pm on the 17th.
The first 50 SETI Institute Members will receive a 50% discount on participation by using code: SETI-GUEST50.