James Webb Space Telescope: A New Eye on the Sky
Excitement for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) hasn’t abated despite numerous delays and scientists in the field of extraterrestrial detection are especially eager to test its capabilities.
SETI Institute Scientists Present at NASA Technosignatures Workshop
In the decades since NASA’s funding for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence was cut off by Congress, the SETI Institute took on the important work of seeking to answer the question: Are we
Joining Forces for Science: Jill Tarter and Margaret Turnbull
Jill Tarter, cofounder of the SETI Institute and Chair Emeritus for SETI Research, was named as one of Wired Magazine’s 25th anniversary Icons; she in turn was asked to nominate someone “who wil
SETI Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Bursts with Help from AI
Breakthrough Listen, a program to search for intelligent extraterrestrial communications, recently announced exciting results in an effort to apply machine learning to the challenge of sign
Andrew Siemion on The Shift
Andrew Siemion, who was appointed as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in April, appeared on The Shift with Drex, a Canadian radio talk show.
Unistellar’s eVscope Offers a Rare Glimpse of Pluto
SETI Institute senior research scientist Franck Marchis was joined by Mat Kaplan, host of the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio, on a stargazing trip to observe Pluto’s occultation.
Planetary Protection: the Moon and Beyond
How “clean” is the moon? Although early manned missions to the moon took strict measures to prevent backwards contamination (the introduction of harmful extraterrestrial organisms to Earth), our moon proved to be lifeless.