SETI Institute research astronomer Ann Marie Cody is one of several scientists searching the stars for signs of massive structures constructed by advanced societies. These structures are called Dyson spheres (or swarms) -- large structures built close to a star to harvest the star's energy. Dr. Cody is looking for these theoretical structures by analyzing data from NASA’s TESS space-based telescope to hunt for brightness variations in a sample of approximately 60 million nearby stars.
Join communications specialist Beth Johnson in a special Giving Tuesday chat with Dr. Cody. They'll discuss the search for alien megastructures and what we can expect from the field of SETI in the years to come. And don't forget to make a gift to the SETI Institute on Giving Tuesday to ensure the search for intelligent life beyond Earth exists.