News Stories relating to "seti"
Monday, May 19, 2014
Mysterious signals from outer space are being detected by scientists, and so far their origins are unexplained.
The Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been foxing astronomers since they were initially identified in 2007; the first one, named the Lorimer burst after its discoverer Duncan Lorimer, was a random signal lasting just five...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lately, astronomers have been searching for life on the MOONS of planets
, but they've also discovered a new planet--one that wandering through the galaxy "homeless," rather than orbiting around a star.
Researcher Jonathan Gagné says, "Over the...
Monday, November 19, 2012
You'd think that astronomers would be searching for new planets
, but what they're REALLY interested in is MOONS
. They suspect that if life really does exist elsewhere in the universe, the...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet--that's 7 times the mass of Earth. Six planets orbit dwarf star HD 40307g, and one of them is believed have the potential to support human life.
The planet seems to be rotating on its own axis, instead of having one face permanently turned toward its sun, meaning it has...
Monday, April 2, 2012
The most common type of star in the Milky Way is called a red dwarf--these are smaller, cooler, and longer-lived than our sun. There are 160 BILLION of them in our galaxy and 40% of them have Earth-like planets orbiting them at the right distance for liquid water to exist on their surfaces, a condition that is necessary for life.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Pentagon is planning to build a spacecraft that can travel outside our solar system on a hundred-year trip, reporting on what it finds along the way. Why would a financially-strapped military pursue such a project--are they searching for hostile ETs?
Friday, March 9, 2012
Do US Presidents know a lot more about ETs
than they're willing to admit? Retired New Hampshire state representative Henry McElroy Jr., says that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower had 3 meetings with what...
Friday, March 2, 2012
Our Milky Way galaxy is so big and so old--it contains at least 100 billion planets--so aliens should have visited us by now (Whitley Strieber thinks THEY HAVE
!) This is what's known as the Fermi Paradox.
In Discovery News, Ray Villard talks about science fiction writer Karl Schroeder,...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
An Earth-like planet recently spotted outside our solar system is the first that atromomers have found that could support liquid water and harbor life
is what astronomers look for, and the...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
UFOs have been causing problems for CERN in the form of mysterious rapid beam lights dumping "dust particles" on the Collider. Strange things happened in the past as well: Thanks to a Freedom...
Monday, November 28, 2011
When we're looking for extraterrestrial life, other moons
may be our best bet. Among the most habitable alien worlds is Saturn's moon Titan.
In recent years, the search for potentially habitable planets outside our solar system has increased. NASA's...
Monday, October 10, 2011
In a continuing search for other planets that may harbor life, re-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images from 1998, astronomers have found evidence for two extrasolar planets that went undetected back then. Four giant planets are known to orbit the young, massive star HR 8799, which is 130 light-years away. The first three were discovered In...
Friday, June 3, 2011
Contactees tell us that "aliens" communicate by somehow beaming words and images into their heads and the words are in the language of the receiver. But of course, researchers totally discount the experience of these people and instead, decide to promulgate their own ideas. At the moment, a group of them are studying how to decipher...
Friday, February 18, 2011
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has found over a thousand planets beyond our own solar system that are potential candidates for intelligent life: The search for ET
is NOT over. 68 of these are about the size of Earth, and 54 are at a...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
UFOs are commonly seen in the sky, but we've been searching in vain for alien signals for a long time now. We may have finally found one (let's hope we don't shoot at them
A planet that lies...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We're doing it the wrong way - A senior SETI astronomer says that we are trying to communicate with other intelligent life forms in the wrong way--maybe we should be searching for thinking machines rather than biological life forms.
Researcher Seth Shostak says we are assuming that extraterrestrial intelligence can be...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Never heard again - We send signals out into space, but we never seem to get a response--except for ONCE, over 30 years ago. When we try to talk to them, we need to remember that the reason for their silence may be the fact that we have tried to shoot them down.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Recent instances of radar interference over Australia remain unexplained, but are believed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to have an atmospheric explanation. Episodes of interference have taken place in the past, but there have been numerous instances since January 15, and the Bureau's refusal to explain them has led to speculation...
Monday, March 8, 2010
It's a question that humans have long asked themselves. We are probably not alone in the universe, though it may feel like it, since life on other planets is probably dominated by microbes.
Alvin Powell, of the Harvard news office, quotes radio astronomer Gerrit Verschuur as saying that he believes that though there is very likely life...
Thursday, January 21, 2010
On this week's Dreamland, (and at last year's Dreamland Festival), we addressed the question: "Is there anybody out there?" This refers not to whether life exists elsewhere in the universe, but whether it exists in other universes outside of our own.
Researchers Alejandro Jenkins and Gilad Perez have formulated a provocative hypothesis...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
A scientist has created a device that makes radio waves do what Albert Einstein said was impossible: travel faster than light. If other cultures on other planets have already learned how to do this, it could be the reason that SETI hasn't picked up any radio signals (alien cultures are no longer making any noise because the beings there are...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
SETI has spent over 20 years searching for a signal that would indicate the presence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. An Australian astrophysicist may have finally found it.
Ragbir Bhathal has been careful, however. He spent months checking his equipment, making sure the signal wasn't a random glitch caused by some...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
?still going on! - Einstein@Home, launched in 2005 and based at the University of Wisconsin and the Albert Einstein Institute in Germany, is one of the world's largest public volunteer distributed computing projects. More than 200,000 people have signed up for the project and donated time on their computers to search...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Japanese officials admit that UFOs exist, and now they're going hunting for aliens.
Astronomers around the world are beginning to wonder about the radio silence of the universe. If radio emitting civilizations are at least somewhat common, some are beginning to think that we should have heard something by now. But, so far, no signal has...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
There's a good reason why, despite all our efforts, we haven't been able to pick up any signs of alien life, and an EVEN BETTER reason why they haven't contacted us yet (unless they have).
Monday, January 28, 2008
In Earthfiles, Dreamland science reporter Linda Howe writes about a mysterious signal from deep in space that has been picked up by SETI. Have we detected intelligent life on another planet at last?
Linda quotes SETI Institute?s Seth Shostak as saying, "The sudden burst of radio energy lasted only 0.005 seconds, and had spectral...
Thursday, February 8, 2007
No matter how hard SETI has tried to detect ET radio signals, very few have been picked up and none have been verified as being of alien origin. Are we doing something wrong, or is nobody out there?