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The SETI Institute is searching for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance and administration leader to strengthen and maximize the internal capacity of a dynamic institute that is conducting the greatest exploration in recent history.

Another week and yet another article based on Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) data has been accepted for publication. A team led by a European astronomer has analyzed observations of the planetary system named HD 95086, which has been known since last year for hosting an exoplanet, named HD 95086b. GPI data was extremely useful in confirming that the planet is co-moving with its star and in constraining its properties, such as its temperature and composition.

by Franck Marchis, Senior Scientist

The article announcing the discovery of Kepler-186f, led by Elisa Quintana and included the work of several other SETI Institute scientists, is now available on astro-ph.

by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer

It's so far away that even if you booked a trip on the speediest of our rockets, you'd have 100 million years to polish your Sudoku skills en route to Kepler 186f.

That's probably not going to happen. But what has happened is that a team of astronomers, after carefully combing data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, has finally nailed a world that might be similar to our own.

But is it inhabited?