Extraterrestrial

How Should the World’s Governments Respond if We Detect an Alien Civilization?

Science fiction is the realm where people traditionally wrestle with the idea of contact with an ETI (Extraterrestrial Intelligence.) But…

2 days ago

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

In a recent report, researchers with the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center recommend that we search for extraterrestrial intelligence here…

1 week ago

Civilizations Don’t Even Need Space Ships to Migrate From Star System to Star System

In about 5 billion years, the Sun will leave the main sequence and become a red giant. It'll expand and…

4 months ago

Maybe We Don’t Hear From Aliens Because They Choose To Go Silent

How will humanity meet its end? That's only a depressing question if you think that humanity will go on forever.…

5 months ago

What is the Kardashev Scale?

In 1961, Russian-Soviet astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev published a paper where he introduced the Kardashev Scale, a means of classifying extraterrestrial…

7 months ago

What is the Arecibo Message?

In 1974, the famous Arecibo Message was sent into space, humanity's first and only attempt at messaging extraterrestrial intelligence.

9 months ago

If Alien Probes are Already in the Solar System, Maybe we Could Detect Them Calling Home

According to a new study, alien probes may permeate the galaxy, and could be detected in the Solar System when…

11 months ago

Not Saying it was Aliens, but ‘Oumuamua Probably Wasn’t a Nitrogen Iceberg…

In a recent paper, Amir Siraj and Prof. Loeb show that the "nitrogen iceberg" theory cannot explain the mysterious nature…

11 months ago

NASA is Getting Serious About the Search for Life in the Universe

Frameworks are a valuable tool in science.  They give context to sometimes abstract concepts such as “how powerful can an…

11 months ago

If Aliens Are Out There, We’ll Meet Them in a Few Hundred Million Years

A new study indicates that aliens are probably out there, occupying half of the Universe, and we'll likely meet them…

1 year ago