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SETI's Breakthrough Listen Project has found 11 Signals that may have come from Extraterrestrials

A researcher with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has announced that their Breakthrough Listen project has discovered eleven new signals that are being investigated as transmissions that may have originated from...
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SETI is Investigating a New Radio Burst from a Distant Star

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence program is currently investigating a high-energy signal burst that originated from a star 95 light years away, in the constellation Hercules. SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak cautions that this is unlikely to be an artificial signal, as there are a number of natural phenomena that could also have...
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WOW! Are Aliens Making Radio Contact With Earth?

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...
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Discovery of a Homeless Planet

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...
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Searching for New Moons

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...
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Discovery of a Planet That May Support Life

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...
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Is There Life on Saturn's Moon?

While we sent up a rover to check out the surface of Mars, it turns out we're more likely to find life on the one of the MOONS of some of our other planets--for instance,...
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Discovery of a Water Planet

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.
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The Pentagon is Sending a Starship on a 100 Year Journey

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?
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What Do Presidents Know About ETs?

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...
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Why Contact May Have Failed

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,...
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Discovery of a Perfect Planet

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.

Liquid water is what astronomers look for, and the...
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The Alien Broadcasts of 1957

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...
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Still Searching for ET

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...
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The REdiscovery of New Planets

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...
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Prediction: Aliens Will be Here in 20 Years

Disclosure may not be coming, but this may become irrelevant, if the aliens themselves...
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How to Communicate with ET

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...
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Still Searching

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...
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Looking for Life

When we see a UFO up in the sky, does this mean that we are being Visited by beings from another planet? (If so, let's just hope that they're...
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Alien Signal

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 this time).

A planet that lies...
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Searching for Alien Signals

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...

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Signal from Sapce

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.

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Alien Communication?

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...

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Are We Alone?

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...

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The Search for Alien Life

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...

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Why the Universe Seems So Quiet?

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...

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A Signal for SETI

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...

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Computer Search for Aliens

?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...

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Hunting for Aliens

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...

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They Will Never Find Us Now

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).

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