Interstellar Porch Light
SETI
Nov 15, 2018
Interstellar 'porch light' just might help us find space aliens

New paper suggests extraterrestrials might mark their presence with a super-luminous laser beam.

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Press Release
Nov 13, 2018
Washboard and Fluted Terrains on Pluto as Evidence for Ancient Glaciation

A letter by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White focuses one of the most enigmatic landforms yet seen on Pluto.

Janice Bishop
Honors
Nov 08, 2018
Janice Bishop honored at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Janice Bishop was honored on November 4th at the GSA's 130th annual meeting.

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Frontier Development Lab
FDL is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator and public/private partnership between NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.
drake equation
Drake Equation
The Drake Equation was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. Although there is no unique solution to this equation, it is a generally accepted tool used by the scientific community to examine these factors.

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Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science is the weekly radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute. Hosted by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Astronomer, and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science explores modern science and technology through smart and humorous storytelling.
Dale Andersen
field expedition
Nov 07, 2018
Updates from Dale Andersen in Antarctica

Dale Andersen, Senior Research Scientist at the SETI Institute, is currently conducting field research in Antarctica. His research interests focus on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe ...

Soil sample
Mars
Nov 06, 2018
What can soil experiments tell us about Mars?

The soil on Mars has large quantities of the elements sulfer and chlorine that may be affecting surface properties.

5 Southern California Ambassadors on the 3rd week of October, 2018.
AAA
Nov 05, 2018
Local Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors experience Flight Week on NASA’s SOFIA

The AAA 2018 season continued with five science teachers from the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita, California.

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