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Trojan asteroid Hektor and its moon February 27, 2014
Distant Asteroid Revealed to be a Complex Mini Geological World
After 8 years of observations, scientists from the SETI Institute have found an exotic orbit for the largest Trojan asteroid, (624) Hektor — the only one known to possess a moon.
Europa January 07, 2014
World’s Most Powerful Planet Finder Turns its Eye to the Sky - Gemini Planet Imager Obtains First Light Images -
After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds.
FIRST instrument on a telescope December 16, 2013
Novel instrument able to probe close binary stars may one day image exoplanets
A new instrument that combines two high-resolution telescope techniques – adaptive optics and interferometry – has for the first time distinguished and studied the individual stars in a nearby binary star system, demonstrating promise for eventually picking out planets around other stars.
Peter Jenniskens November 06, 2013
Meteor Astronomer Peter Jenniskens Participates in Chelyabinsk Meteor Impact Investigation
Peter Jenniskens and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact.
Kepler November 04, 2013
NASA Kepler Results Usher in a New Era of Astronomy
The Kepler team announces 833 new candidate planets. Ten of these candidates are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's habitable zone.
Mission:Mars October 07, 2013
Scholastic, Mars Institute and SETI Institute Take Flight with the Launch of New Nonfiction Book “MISSION: MARS”
In celebration of World Space Week, whose theme this year is Mars exploration, Scholastic announces the North American release of MISSION: MARS, a new nonfiction children’s book for readers in grades 4 through 6* (ages 9–12) by scientist Dr. Pascal Lee.
Neptune's moon Naiad October 08, 2013
Archival Hubble Images Reveal Neptune's “Lost” Inner Moon
SETI Institute Senior Scientist Mark Showalter announces that Neptune’s tiny, innermost moon, Naiad, has now been seen for the first time since it was discovered by Voyager’s cameras in 1989.
ICS Summit
Tech Summit on Collaborative Innovation
SETI Institute Opportunity: The Tech Summit on Incentivizing Collaborative Innovation | October 16-17th, 2013
Asteroid Sylvia October 07, 2013
Telescopes Large and Small Team Up to Study Triple Asteroid
Combining observations from the world’s largest telescopes with small telescopes used by amateur astronomers, a team of astronomers led by Franck Marchis, senior research scientist at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute, discovered that the large main-belt asteroid (87) Sylvia has a complex interior, probably linked to the way the multiple system was formed.
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Searching for extraterrestrial civilizations with the Colossus telescope
A Hangout to discuss the potential of the Colossus telescope, a 50-100m aperture telescope, to search for extraterrestrial civilizations and the signatures of biospheres on exoplanets around nearby stars.