Why Would an Alien Civilization Send Out Von Neumann Probes? Lots of Reasons, says a new Study

A new study takes a look at Von Neumann probes and asks the really important questions: "why would aliens send…

6 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

We’ll Have to Wait About 3,000 Years for a Reply From Intelligent Civilizations

According to a new study by Harvard Professor Loeb and Amir Siraj, it would around 3000 years to hear a…

1 year ago

We Could Detect Alien Civilizations Through Their Interstellar Quantum Communication

A new study by SETI researcher Michael Hippke suggests that we look for advanced species by trying to spot signs…

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

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XVI: What is the “Dark Forest” Hypothesis?

A recent addition to the list of possible resolutions to the Fermi Paradox: nobody is broadcasting because they don't want…

2 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XV: What is the Percolation Theory Hypothesis?

Could it be that the reason we haven't met any aliens is because interstellar colonization simply isn't practical? Not exactly…

2 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better?

2 years ago

Seti@home is on Pause. Unfortunately, it’s not Because They’ve Discovered Aliens

After 20 years in operation, SETI@home program recently announced that it is taking a hiatus to sort through the mountain…

3 years ago

Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes

In the ongoing search for intelligent life, a new study recommends that we look for signs of an advanced civilization…

3 years ago