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Planetary impact
A New Model for the Origin of the Moon
Matija Ćuk and Sarah Stewart propose a new model to explain the remarkably similar chemistry of the Earth and Moon. Published in Science Magazine online 17 October 2012.
Io Volcanic Activity
Monitoring Io’s Insane Volcanic Activity from the Comfort of Earth
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home.

The Birth of SETI Institute
The SETI Institute celebrates its 29 anniversary today. Read co-founder Tom Pierson's story about the establishment of the SETI Institute in 1984.

Earth Speaks
People from around the world are invited to submit pictures, sounds, and text messages that they would want to send to other worlds. The project aims to foster a dialogue about what we should say to extraterrestrial intelligence, as well as whether or not we should be sending intentional messages.

Weekly Colloquium at the SETI Institute
Attend a colloquium! They are FREE, open to the public and held from noon to 1pm, every Tuesday, or select evening talks at 7 pm.

setiQuest is an effort to tap into the global brain trust, harness the power of citizen scientists ... to improve current searches for extraterrestrial intelligence and better understand our place in the cosmos.
Frank Drake
The Drake Equation
How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake (currently on the Board of the SETI Institute) conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy.
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NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) Program
The NASA SOFIA program is now accepting applications for the Cycle 3 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, placing educators on SOFIA research flights during 2015. This call for applications will end December 22, 2014. Learn more about the application procedures, eligibility, and selection criteria, as well as general information regarding the AAA program and previous cycles of Ambassadors.

Kepler Outreach Program
The SETI Institute is proud member of NASA's Kepler Mission. The Kepler mission seeks Earth-size planets around other stars. This is the first NASA mission capable of finding planets in the habitable zone of other stars where liquid water may be present on the surface of other worlds. The Kepler Mission will observe for at least 3.5 years, looking for planetary transits to identify small planets like Earth.