Alien life searchers conference SETICon 2 held in Santa Clara
Climate change may prevent contact with alien civilisations
Enrico Fermi, when asked about intelligent life on other planets, famously replied, "Where are they?" Any civilisation advanced enough to undertake interstellar travel would, he argued, in a brief period ...
SETI may be looking in the wrong places: astronomer
Silence in the sky—but why?
(Phys.org) —Scientists as eminent as Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan have long believed that humans will one day colonise the universe. But how easy would it be, why would we want to, and why haven't we ...
Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets hearing on Hill
Dan Werthimer, who directs Berkeley's new SETI Research Center, summarized current efforts to search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a hearing today (Wednesday, May 21) of the U.S. House of Representatives' ...
Researchers reveal Earth's habitable lifetime and investigate potential for alien life
Habitable conditions on Earth will be possible for at least another 1.75 billion years – according to astrobiologists at the University of East Anglia.
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 ...
Preparing for alien life
At a recent event sponsored by NASA and the Library of Congress, a group of scientists and scholars explored how we might prepare for the inevitable discovery of life beyond Earth.
An alien code close to home: Seeking ET beyond the radio silence
Any intelligent extraterrestrial life that exists probably won't announce itself by blowing up the White House, or win over the hearts of children as a lovable alien with a glowing finger. Many scientists ...
Could dying planets harbor life?
If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on dying planets.
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.