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.
NASA's Kepler Mission Finds New World In Habitable Zone 1,400 Light Years AwayNASA's Kepler Mission may have found our cousin with the confirmation of the first Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star.
SETI Search For Alien Life To Get Boost From $100 Million Exploration Project Backed By Russian BillionaireA Russian Billionaire is jump-starting the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence with a massive grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Meteors Spotted From New Memorial Day Weekend 'Giraffe' Meteor ShowerThe 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.
Beatles USA Debut Is Still Playing Among The Stars, Light-Years AwayAs 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.
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.
Mysterious Rock Found In Novato May Be Meteorite After AllA mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteorite after all.
'Meteorite' Found In Novato Turns Out To Be Just A RockIt turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock.