SETI

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…

1 month 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 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…

2 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…

2 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…

2 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…

3 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…

3 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XII: What is the Waterworlds Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the reason we haven't heard from any aliens is because there's too much water out there?

3 months ago

Arecibo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely

In the wake of a second structural failure, the NSF has announced that the iconic Arecibo Observatory will be decommissioned…

3 months ago

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…

5 months ago