How would the world change if we found extraterrestrial life?
In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is ...
Scientists suggest protocol for messaging to aliens
Should we call the cosmos seeking ET? Or is that risky?
Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down?
First 'directed' SETI search comes up empty
UK launches Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence Research Network
(Phys.org) —A network has been launched to promote academic research in the UK relating to the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The UK SETI Research Network (UKSRN) brings together academics ...
Alien life searchers conference SETICon 2 held in Santa Clara
Are we ready for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?
The SETI project scientists are known for tracking possible extraterrestrial signals, but now they are also considering sending messages from Earth telling of our position. A researcher from the University ...
SETI may be looking in the wrong places: astronomer
Dolphins, aliens, and the search for intelligent life
How do we define intelligence? SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, clearly equates intelligence with technology (or, more precisely, the building of radio or laser beacons). Some, such as the ...
City lights could reveal E.T. civilization
In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, astronomers have hunted for radio signals and ultra-short laser pulses. In a new paper, Avi Loeb (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and Edwin Turner ...
SETI telescope array suspends operations due to financial constraints
Finding ET may require giant robotic leap
(Phys.org) -- Autonomous, self-replicating robots -- exobots -- are the way to explore the universe, find and identify extraterrestrial life and perhaps clean up space debris in the process, according to a Penn State engineer, ...
Famed US alien seeker shifts gaze back to Earth
After decades spent scanning the heavens for signs of life elsewhere in the cosmos, astronomer Jill Tarter is stepping back, and letting a colleague take charge of the quest.
NASA researchers search for meteorite fragments in a zeppelin
It's not every day that NASA descends on your backyard, hunting for clues to extraterrestrial life.