Alien

Gamma Ray Bursts

SETI Search For Alien Life To Get Boost From $100 Million Exploration Project Backed By Russian Billionaire

A Russian Billionaire is jump-starting the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence with a massive grant.

07/20/2015

Intergalactic Night at UC Santa Cruz's Stevenson College.

UC Santa Cruz Apologizes For Mexican Food Served At ‘Alien’-Themed Event

A UC Santa Cruz college issued an apology for insensitivity after Mexican food was served during an intergalactic-themed school party, prompting complaints from students.

04/19/2015

NASA (Photo by Jim Watson/Getty Images)

NASA Chief Scientist: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

MESSENGER Over Calvino Crater A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown flying over Mercury's surface displayed in enhanced color. The crater ringed by bright orange is Calvino crater. The enhanced color imagery of Mercury was obtained during the mission's second Mercury flyby in 2008. Visit this page to learn more about this high resolution sequence of color imagery from Mercury flyby 2. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Should NASA Be Crashing Spacecraft Into Alien Planets?

More and more NASA missions are ending in explosive crashes, despite the risk of carrying life forms from Earth into alien worlds.

04/14/2015

NASA artist's impression of what waves on Titan might look like (Image from NASA video)

6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien Wave

With all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose — where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a “wet suit” to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up…

03/23/2015

Crews dump poison into Mountain Lake in San Francisco's Presidio. (CBS)

Only In San Francisco: ‘Goldfish Amnesty’ Pond Planned After Poisoning Non-Native Fish In Mountain Lake

Crews have taken drastic measures alien invaders in Mountain Lake, in San Francisco’s Presidio. But to do that, they have to kill off every living thing in the water.

11/13/2014

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SETI: Is Life an Illusion?

Could we all be living in a massive computer simulation? SETI astronomer Seth Shostak explores how we know if we’re really alive.

10/10/2014

Habitable Planet

$50 Million For Research On Extraterrestrials, Origin Of Life Through NASA Ames’ Astrobiology Institute Announced

Seven research teams will get $50 million dollars over five years to study extraterrestrial life in the universe, the origins of life on earth, and the evolution of future life forms, as part of the Astrobiology Isntitute’s work at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

10/06/2014

Habitable Planet

Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence: What Really Happens If We Find Aliens?

If we trip across life that’s not of this world, do we blast it or befriend it?
What impact would it have on our society?
SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak debunks Roswell, humanoid visions from Hollywood, and the idea that somehow discovering alien life could ever be kept secret.

09/30/2014

Sigourney Weaver (credit: Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Sigourney Weaver, ‘Alien’ Cast Reprise Roles In New Sega Video Game

The original cast of “Alien” are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo…

07/09/2014

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