technosignatures

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

1 month ago

Breakthrough Listen Scans Entire Galaxies for Signals From Extremely Advanced Civilizations

In 1960, Dr. Frank Drake led the first Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory…

4 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…

7 months ago

Humanity Will Out-Communicate all Life on Earth Within 90 Years

All organisms communicate information with their cells using signaling molecules. Add up all these communications, and it's the equivalent of…

8 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…

8 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…

12 months ago

How Many Intergalactic Radio Stations Are Out There?

A new study suggests that we could expand the scope of SETI research by looking for civilizations beyond our galaxy.

1 year ago

Do Advanced Civilizations use Black Holes as Giant Quantum Computers?

A new study suggests that advanced civilizations could used black holes as massive quantum computers, a theory that has implications…

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

The World's Largest Radio Telescope Just Scanned 33 Exoplanets for a Signal From Aliens

Using China's FAST telescope and a new technique, an international team of astronomers scanned 33 exoplanets for signs of extraterrestrial…

1 year ago