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Do Planets Have the Raw Ingredients for Life? The Answer is in their Stars

Finding planets that already have, or have the ingredients for intelligent life is a real challenge. It is exciting that…

6 days ago

That’s No Planet. Detecting Transiting Megastructures

One of the easiest ways to find exoplanets is using the transit method. It relies upon monitoring the brightness of…

3 weeks ago

There’s Another, More Boring Explanation for those Dyson Sphere Candidate Stars

Dyson Spheres have been a tantalising digression in the hunt for alien intelligence. Just recently seven stars have been identified…

2 months ago

Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

7 years ago

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they?…

7 years ago

Do I Believe in UFOs?

Everyone always wants to know if I believe in aliens. They really want to know if I believe in UFOs,…

7 years ago

What Are Multiple Star Systems?

Not all stars are alone. Some come in pairs and more. And when there are multiple stars in a system,…

8 years ago

What If We Do Find Aliens?

We've been so busy wondering how we'll find aliens that we never stopped to consider what we'll do if we…

8 years ago

Will We Find Alien Life Within 20 Years? You Can Bet On It.

During a hearing last week before the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee SETI scientists Seth Shostak and Dan Werthimer…

10 years ago

These Antarctic Research Photos Look Like Exploration on Another Planet

Some day, human explorers will land a spacecraft on the surface of Europa, Enceladus, Titan, or some other icy world…

11 years ago