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.
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.
The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.
As fans mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first performance on the Ed Sullivan show is still soaring in outer space. In fact, it’s on a star in the Pegasus constellation, almost 60 light-years away.
The commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.
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.
A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteorite after all.
It turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock.
Citizens in Space, a non-profit group that hopes to use the new wave of private sub-orbital space flight to make scientific breakthroughs, has an informational meeting planned for this Thursday, where “citizen scientists” will be encouraged to develop experiments to be carried into space.
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.