“Gravity waves may not be the communication mode of choice for intelligent beings, but they will eventually give us an entirely new way to study the cosmos…” –Seth Shostak, Astronomer A team of scientists has proposed using existing gravitational wave observatories as a method of detecting nearby extraterrestrial craft that
Harvard University’s Astronomy Department has launched a new SETI initiative called The Galileo Project. But instead of looking to the stars for signs of intelligent life, the project will look for potential extraterrestrial artifacts in our own Solar System—and even in the skies of Earth itself. In 2017 a highly
Astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project have intercepted a mysterious radio signal that appears to have originated from our Solar System’s closest neighbor, Proxima Centauri. According to the astronomers studying the strange transmission “it is the first serious candidate since the ‘Wow! signal’,” a hypothesized artificial radio signal caught by Big
In a presentation delivered to a meeting held by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute last spring, a scientist from NASA put forward the notion that the idea that extraterrestrials may already be visiting Earth isn’t such a crazy one, and that SETI might invest some resources into studying high-quality UFO reports for signs of non-human intelligences — signs that might indicate that the subject of their search might be closer to home than they think.