Breakthrough Listen

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

2 months ago

Breakthrough Listen Scans Entire Galaxies for Signals From Extremely Advanced Civilizations

In 1960, Dr. Frank Drake led the first Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory…

5 months ago

SETI Works Best When Telescopes Double-Check Each Other

A new paper recommends that future SETI experiments rely on simultaneous observations to eliminate background interference.

7 months ago

Variable Stars can Tell us Where and When to Search for Extraterrestrials

A new study cross-references supernova from the Gaia observatory's third data release with possible alien transmissions.

10 months ago

Astronomers Scan the Skies for Nanosecond Pulses of Light From Interstellar Civilizations

The VERITAS Collaboration and Breakthrough Listen just released the results of the first year of their survey for optical technosignatures.

11 months ago

Astronomers are Searching for a Galaxy-Wide Transmitter Beacon at the Center of the Milky Way

Researchers with the SETI Institute have monitored the center of the Milky Way for possible transmissions from a galactic beacon.

12 months ago

A Lack of Alien Signals Actually Tells Us a Lot

In a  recent study published in The Astronomical Journal, a researcher from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) discusses…

1 year ago

How Many Intergalactic Radio Stations Are Out There?

A new study suggests that we could expand the scope of SETI research by looking for civilizations beyond our galaxy.

1 year ago

More Data and Machine Learning has Kicked SETI Into High Gear

An international team of SETI researchers used a new algorithm to look for technosignatures in GBT data. They found 8…

1 year ago

Astronomers Scanned 12 Planets for Alien Signals While They Were in Front of Their Stars

New research by the SETI Institute and Breakthrough Listen scanned twelve planets for signs of radio signals when they passed…

1 year ago