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Flash of light during an earthquake in Japan. A scientist with the SETI Institute calls the phenomenon "Earthquake Lights," or EQL. (CBS)

Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake

Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky. Witnesses said the strange phenomenon looked like lightning.

08/27/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

No Need For Telescope To Watch New Meteor Shower

Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/23/2014

PayPal

PayPal Galactic Launches In Anticipation Of Civilian Space Travel

The commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.

06/27/2013

PayPal

PayPal Looks To Conquer Payments In Space

PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off.

06/27/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

SETI Director Jill Tarter (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

South Bay Disco Bash To Honor World’s Top Alien Hunter

Jill Tarter, the astronomer who was a prototype for the lead character in Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, will be honored with a disco serenade at her retirement party in Santa Clara this weekend.

06/19/2012

Allen Telescope Array, ATA, UC Berkeley, SETI Institute

SETI Astronomers Call For Help In Search For Alien Life

Astronomers searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life have created a new website to encourage the public to help sort through a vast quantity of radio signals detected by telescopes scanning the stars for a sign we are not alone.

03/01/2012

UFO

Mountain View’s SETI Resumes Search For Extraterrestrial Life

The search continues for extraterrestrial life. With an outpouring of donations from the public, Mountain View-based SETI Institute will resume its pursuit of intelligent life on other planets.

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