E.T. Phoning Home? SETI Institute Scientists Point Telescopes Toward Possible Signal From SpaceA signal detected by a Russian telescope is giving hope to the community searching for extraterrestrial life that ET could be phoning home.
6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien WaveWith 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...
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.
$50 Million For Research On Extraterrestrials, Origin Of Life Through NASA Ames' Astrobiology Institute AnnouncedSeven 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.
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.
Supersonic Flying Saucer To Rocket Over Pacific To Test Landing Craft For Alien PlanetsThe flying saucer shapes of science fiction could actually prove to be the most efficient way to enter an extraterrestrial planet's atmosphere, and on June 2nd, NASA plans to test that exact shape in a supersonic flight high over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.