SETI

What Would It Take To See Artificial Lights at Proxima Centauri B?

Is there an alien civilization next door? It's...possible(ish). In late 2020, we discovered a signal from the direction of Proxima…

2 weeks 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 month 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…

2 months 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…

5 months 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…

6 months 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…

6 months 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…

6 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XIV: What is the Aurora Hypothesis?

Is it possible that we haven't heard from aliens because colonizing exoplanets is hazardous to your health? So says the…

6 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XIII: What is the “Ocean Worlds” Hypothesis?

Could it be that we haven't heard from any aliens because theyre mainly space whales living live inside icy bodies…

7 months ago

An Astronomer Checked to see if There’s a Secret Message in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

One way to look for a message in the cosmic microwave background is to convert thermal fluctuations into a binary…

7 months ago