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The Radio Signal From Proxima Centauri Came From Earth After All

Turns out we were hearing ourselves! Earth can be a noisy place when listening to stars. Late last year, a…

10 months ago

60 Years Later, is it Time to Update the Drake Equation?

On the 60th anniversary of the famous Drake Equation, a new study considers whether or not it is still of…

1 year ago

Breakthrough Listen Searched for Signals From Intelligent Civilizations Near the Center of the Milky Way

If there are aliens out there, they probably aren't in the central region of our galaxy.

1 year ago

According to the Math, it’s Highly Unlikely That an Intelligent Civilization is Located at Alpha Centauri

In a new study, a pair of Harvard astrophysicists did the math on whether or not BLC1 is an extraterrestrial…

2 years ago

A Very Interesting Radio Signal was Just Detected Coming from Proxima Centauri

There’s a powerful scene in the movie “Contact” (one of my favs) where lead character Ellie Arroway is sitting among…

2 years ago

Astronomers Will Be Able to Use the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope to Search for Signals from Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Back in April, we reported on how a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, and…

2 years ago

Extraterrestrial Hunters Figure Out a Way to Expand Their Search for Signals by a Factor of 200

Thanks to a new study by SETI researchers, Breakthrough Listen's search for extraterrestrial intelligence has expanded by a factor of…

2 years ago

Breakthrough Listen Releases its one-of-Everything “Exotica” Catalog

Breakthrough Listen, the largest SETI effort ever mounted, just released a list of over 700 objects that could be of…

2 years ago

SETI Researchers Release Petabytes of Data in the Search For Aliens

Breakthrough Listen, the most extensive SETI survey in history, has just made its second release of data, and its once…

2 years ago

Breakthrough Listen and NASA Team Up to Look for Signs of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence!

Breakthrough Listen recently entered into a partnership with members of the NASA TESS mission team to search for aliens!

3 years ago