SETI

Is Anyone Planning for Diplomacy with an Extraterrestrial Civilization?

Imagine we detect an interstellar object entering our Solar System. At first, astronomers think it's just another natural interloper like…

6 months ago

The 2nd Annual Penn State SETI Symposium and the Search for Technosignatures!

This year's Penn State SETI Symposium provided a good rundown of the field and the kinds of studies scientists will…

7 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…

7 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.

7 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.

8 months ago

We Could See the Glint off Giant Cities on Alien Worlds

How large would an extraterrestrial city have to be for current telescopes to see it? Would it need to be…

9 months ago

Astronomers are Searching for a Galaxy-Wide Transmitter Beacon at the Center of the Milky Way

Researchers with the SETI Institute have monitored the center of the Milky Way for possible transmissions from a galactic beacon.

9 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…

9 months ago

SETI Researchers Are Simulating Alien Contact — and You Can Help

Is it a multimedia art project? Or a rehearsal for alien contact? Let's call it both: Researchers specializing in the…

9 months ago

A Lack of Alien Signals Actually Tells Us a Lot

In a  recent study published in The Astronomical Journal, a researcher from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) discusses…

10 months ago