Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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.

8 months ago

Civilizations are Probably Spreading Quickly Through the Universe

New research shows how intelligent life might expand in an ever-expanding Universe, which has serious implications for SETI and the…

8 months ago

Why Build Megastructures? Just Move Planets Around to Make Habitable Worlds

A new study recommends we stop looking for megastructures and start searching for advanced civilizations who have moved multiple planets…

9 months ago

We Should Be Looking for Small, Hot Dyson Spheres

A new study recommends looking for Dyson Spheres that are smaller, orbit closer to their suns, and might still be…

9 months ago

Penn State SETI Symposium Opens with Commemoration of Dr. Frank Drake

This year's Penn State SETI Summit kicked off with a a lecture on how history will remember SETI pioneer Frank…

10 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.

11 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.

12 months ago

A Sign from Space Simulates What it Would be Like to Get a Message from Aliens!

A Sign in Space project has simulated a message from an extraterrestrial intelligence and has involved the global community in…

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

Does Failing to Detect Aliens Mean We’ll Never Be Contacted?

In a recent paper submitted to The Astronomical Journal in November 2022, a scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of…

1 year ago