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Do Life-Erasing Stellar Gamma Ray Bursts Mean We're Alone In Our Corner Of The Cosmos?An astronomer considers a recent report that indicates advanced life may be routinely destroyed by frequent high-radiation blasts from nearby stars and makes a case that we should still keep searching the sky for signs of intelligence.
Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa QuakeSeveral 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.
No Need For Telescope To Watch New Meteor ShowerSenior 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.
PayPal Galactic Launches In Anticipation Of Civilian Space TravelThe commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.
PayPal Looks To Conquer Payments In SpacePayPal 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.
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.
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.
SETI Astronomers Call For Help In Search For Alien LifeAstronomers 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.
Mountain View's SETI Resumes Search For Extraterrestrial LifeThe 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.