SETI

The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI

A recent white paper submitted to the PSA Decadal Survey 2023-2032 recommends that a lunar observatory be built that can…

2 weeks 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 weeks ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” X: What is the Firstborn Hypothesis?

In this latest instalment, we explore the possibility that humanity is an early arrival to the Universe, and that intelligent…

4 weeks ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” IX: What is the Brief Window Hypothesis?

In this latest installment in our Fermi series, we take a look at the possibility that advanced civilizations only have…

1 month 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 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VIII: What is the Zoo Hypothesis?

Another possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: we could all be living in some giant "nature preserve" where the aliens…

2 months 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?

3 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” III: What is the Great Filter?

In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there's a "Great Filter" that prevents intelligent…

3 months 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…

4 months ago

Calculate the Number of Alien Civilizations in the Milky Way for Yourself.

A new online tool created by a team of physicists allows users to calculate how many alien civilization could be…

4 months ago