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Alien Mindscapes July 07, 2016
SETI Institute Calls for New Tools in Search for ET
“Are we alone in the Universe?” is the provocative question that inspires the scientific search for life beyond Earth. Today, we know definitively of only one planet that hosts life, and that is Earth. How can we find life, and in particular, intelligent life beyond our world?
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“Independence Day”: Core Values
They’re baaaaack. Just when you thought humanity’s future was already dimmed with tough problems like climate change, terrorism and reality TV, bad guys from a distant planet show up to ruin everyone’s whole summer. It’s “Independence Day: Resurgence.”
IBM Helps ATA Sift Through Cosmic Static
What sort of signals do you expect to find? That’s a frequent question posed to SETI scientists as they swing their antennas in the directions of nearby star systems. Their answer is (and has long been) “a narrow-band signal” – a broadcast that has at least some components that are localized to one spot on the radio dial.
Asteroid Day
Rocks From Space: Asteroid Day - June 30, 2016
SETI Institute scientists, Franck Marchis, Michael Busch, and Peter Jenniskins are interested in space rocks. They study everything from asteroids the size of mountains to bits of gravel shed by melting comets.
FDL group photo June 30, 2016
Frontier Development Lab is a six-week long research accelerator, championed by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and hosted at the SETI Institute, that engages young researchers from around the world to take on one of the truly existential threats to our species.
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ATA Checks Out Nearby Planetary System
Could extraterrestrial intelligence be relatively nearby? With that possibility in mind, the Allen Telescope Array has been used to observe planets around the star Trappist 1 – a target that is a mere 40 light-years distant.
June 22, 2016
Phantom Planets
Phantom Planets
The Kepler Project has been enormously successful at finding planets around other stars. Over 1000 have been confirmed to date, with more than 3,500 additional candidates awaiting independent confirmation in the near future.
report april 2016
Activity Report of the SETI Institute - April 2016
Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding mankind’s knowledge and understanding in the search for life beyond Earth. Their work includes publication in peer-reviewed journals, research presentations and speaking engagements, technical reports, intellectual property filings and more. As part of their outreach and commitment to share the Institute’s science and research, we are posting our monthly “Activity Report of the Carl Sagan Center” which catalogs the work of our scientists.
ATA observing now
We’re Searching Now!
SETI Institute engineer and observer Jon Richards has crafted a real-time, information-rich web site that is the next-best thing to driving to the Cascade Mountains. You get several video views of the Array’s 42 antennas as they pirouette across the heavens hunting for alien transmissions, and a sky map pinpointing which star system is getting our attention.
shoreline stand and Tsunami deposites
Evidence for Tsunamis in an Ancient Martian Ocean and the Search for Habitable Environments
Early in its geological history, Mars was thought to have experienced massive outpourings of ground water that erupted from beneath an ice-rich permafrost, carving the enormous flood channels still seen today, and inundating large regions of the northern plains to form an ocean.